Thank goodness that's over! Delighted Rihanna can't hide her good mood as she finishes 'disastrous' 777 tour
22:23 GMT, 21 November 2012
It's safe to say that Rihanna's eagerly anticipated 777 tour could have gone a little better.
The last week has seen the singer battling to keep her voice after being struck down with a sore throat. To make matters wore the 150 journalists invited along to chronicle the ambitious event then threatened mutiny over a lack of food and little access to the singer.
And adding to the problems the tour has amassed more than $200,000 in fines after Rihanna consistently took to the stage later than planned.
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Playing up to the camera: Rihanna pulls faces in her white shirt and fur jacket on the final night of her 777 tour in New York
But at least the fans haven't been
disappointed, with Rihanna impressing with her energy packed
performances, despite her illness.
And last night there was reason to smile as the singer wrapped up her final performance in time for the Thanksgiving holiday.
The grinning 24-year-old struck a
series of jubliant poses for the camera as she celebrate the final
performance backstage with her entourage.
Thank goodness that's over! Rihanna's good mood was obvious
Jay Z was there to join her as Rihanna
struck poses with her hard-working crew, who have accompanied her to
seven countries in seven days for the event to mark her seventh album
Wearing a simple white shirt as a
dress, and showing off her legs in platform pumps, the delighted singer
played around as the group sipped drinks out of plastic cups.
The Diamonds hitmaker ended the
gruelling run of shows at
the intimate Webster Hall venue.
Meeting the fans: The singer poses with rapper Jay Z backstage
She tweeted afterwards: '#777Tour is a
wrap! Thanks to everyone who was a part of this. It was an incredible
experience for my fans and I! #UNAPOLOGETIC is OWT [sic]'
Rihanna has incurred fines totalling over 200,000 on the road because of
her lateness and last night she took to the stage two hours behind the
scheduled start time, but still delighted the crowd with her 70-minute
The star had been criticised by
journalists on the tour over the lack of time she spent with them – with
one Australian reporter streaking through the plane in protest as it
travelled from Berlin to the UK – but during the fight from London to
New York, she took the time to apologise.
They made it happen: The singer and Jay Z pose pose backstage with crew members
She said: 'Guess what, we made it!
This has been an experience that I will never ever forget. I barely
slept. My sleeping was all done on this plane.
'I want to thank everyone for making this trip the s**t. I want to see the naked Australian!
'I was glad I did this, absolutely.
Tonight is the night everything we did this week goes off. I know you
guys got barely any dirt. But I had to be good. I still sound like s**t.
'It's impossible to spend time with
everybody, and I'm sorry I didn't. But this was excellent and I would
definitely do it again.'
It's over: Rihanna tweeted a picture of herself onboard the tour jet, safely kept away from the press and fans in her first class apartment
VIDEO: Rihanna ends her 777 tour with fans in New York