Rihanna Skips VMAs to Sing at Her Stylist's NYC Wedding

by Jackie Willis 5:26 PM PDT, August 30, 2015
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Rihanna went all out for her stylist Sonya Benson's New York City wedding this weekend!

The "B**ch Better Have My Money" singer's good gal pal married James Markey, and while RiRi didn't attend the ceremony, she was on hand to perform at the party!

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Rihanna wore a kimono-like, silk lavender and red floral wrap dress for her friend's big day. The 2015 MTV Video Music Awards nominee paired the getup with silver stiletto sandals.

#jimmysonz congrats baby girl @sonyabens

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An insider at the event told ET that Rihanna performed a few songs from the balcony overlooking the crowd at American Whiskey in New York City's Midtown neighborhood. During her performance, a slideshow of pictures of the couple was displayed. The 27-year-old pop star, who stayed at the party for a few hours, also said a few sweet words about the newlyweds.

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#jimmysonz I love him

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"Yasss!!!! Congrats to my beautiful and crazy @sonyabens on tying da knot!!!" RiRi Instagrammed along with a pic of the bride on her cell phone. "F**king love you girl!!! James you the real mvp doe!"

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Rihanna already proved she was great at weddings when she served as a bridesmaid for her assistant Jennifer Morales' Hawaii nuptials in April. Check out her stunning purple gown:

bridesmaids. #davis420wedding

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And if you think Rihanna's wedding style is wild, you should see what she wore to Barbados' Kadooment Day parade earlier this month!