First Look at Rihanna's Controversial 777 Tour

By JACKIE WILLIS

April 12, 2013

FOX is taking fans inside Rihanna's 777 tour, but if you were paying attention to the blogs and magazines when this was being filmed in Nov. 2012, the writers asked to attend this musical journey painted a very different picture than this recent promo.

Airing Monday, May 6, the film "gives viewers a behind-the-scenes look at Rihanna’s unprecedented globetrotting concert tour that hit seven countries in seven days with seven shows to promote her seventh album."

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Journalists and fans alike were invited to join the tour and board a 777 jet, but the pop star didn't get the press she expected. The conditions were reportedly so bad that a New York Times critic was tweeting #FreeTheRihanna150," while Us magazine editor Ian Drew referred to it as "Plane-a-Geddon."

"You also start hoarding packaged foods, because you're low-grade hungry all the time but never hungry enough at the right time," Mary H. K. Choi of New York Magazine wrote of the experience. "We land just as the sun sets, and seasonal affective disorder kicks us in the teeth. That and Stockholm syndrome. Tonight is the first time we’ll be sleeping in beds. A hotel bathroom with hot water is a big deal."

Choi concluded her article by saying of the 25-year-old singer: "Rihanna emerges and spouts some malarkey about being sick. 'Usually I would be back here, partying my balls off, with you. But I had to take care of my health.' There is a cute little cough."

Does this new promo combined with the wild reviews of the 777 tour make you want to watch the FOX film more or less? Play TV critic, below.



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