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Rihanna Lawsuit

Grave Allegations

Over Grandma's $150K Funeral

8/8/2013 6:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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8:18 AM PT  Rihanna's rep tells us the singer paid the bill in full, and the allegation that there's an outstanding balance is "completely false."

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Rihanna
sent her grandma out in grand style ... and now the funeral company has sent her a lawsuit.

Clara Brathwaite died in June, 2012.  Her body was sent to Barbados for burial, and Rihanna wanted a party, complete with tents, multi-media large screens, huge exotic floral arrangements -- the whole kit and caboodle.

But parties/funerals come at a price ... and the company that threw grandma's final shindig claims the grand total was more than $150,000, and Rihanna paid only about a quarter of that and refused to pay more.

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The lawsuit claims Rihanna claimed the bill was exorbitant and she refused to pay the balance.  The funeral home claims Rihanna's demands came at a hefty price.

So far no comment from Rihanna's camp.

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16.

psycho nurse    

Yeah they are trying to take her for all they can....150 G in America is like 500 G there.

380 days ago
17.

tiger27    

I really don't get why she just doesn't pay it really doesn't matter to her,people should stop downing others in life and hating,this girl is worth 75 million she can take care of the bill,she just wants to be immature about it.

380 days ago
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Dean    

That's why you have contracts . She shouldn't have such huge demands then, an avarage Furneral can coast $ 5000 if you keep everything small. Avarage caskets and urn coast around $1000 and when she invited all kind of ppl its easily can raise the price like celeb weddings . Even avarage ppl spend $ 20 000 on a wedding while stars spend millions , so why is she so surprised her extra wished are not free ?

380 days ago
19.

BB not bb    

A bare bones funeral is about $5,000. I am not sure how they made this cost so much. The way to solve the issue is to present an itemized list of expenses. Then Rihanna can see clearly if it was what she got or not.


Rihanna grew up poor and is kind of a penny pincher. I saw her on punked where she went to get money back from street urchins because her friend dropped them a $100 bill instead of a $5 bill.


Either this company is taking advantage of her for who she is, or she underestimated the cost of what she asked for.

380 days ago
20.

Northerner    

Cmon you stupid ni**er bitch, just pony up the money you greedy money hungry whore!!

i cant believe these freakin rich people, they have lost all touch with reality. they get everything given to them on a silver platter and when they have to pay for something they bitch about it.

380 days ago
21.

Amwinnie    

Everyone is suggesting that she's being robbed because the average funeral is only so much money buuuut, I've never been to a funeral with large multi-media screens and exotic flowers and tents and a party atmpospere so I can't say what the average cost is on that. Negative Nancy's, sheesh.

380 days ago
22.

Kim    

I can't imagine any funeral would cost $150,000 unless it's like a Whitney Houston or Michael Jackson Funeral? the $25,000 sounds more logical on a grand scale. Maybe it's just me. Especially in the Islands I can't imagine what would be $150,000, something is fishy here, not to mention if there is insurance that usually pays the majority of it.

380 days ago
23.

Ray8    

Usually everything is laid out in writing. What, she didn't pay attention to what she signed?

380 days ago
24.

tucker    

Sure are ugly azz flower arrangements!!!

380 days ago
25.

dyls_E    

they are probably charging 4 times too much for what she got. So stuff 'em. Good on her, being over charged sucks at the best of times, but at funerals is even worse.

380 days ago
26.

Meanie    

Pay your bills you POS skank.

380 days ago
27.

Bec215    

Has no one ever heard of a contract? If she DOS not get a quite in writing like normal peopler, legally she owes them, and she is stupid. If she entrusted her assistants to do it and THEY didn't get a contract she is STILL responsible. That's the way business works, and that is why you get everything in writing!

380 days ago
28.

Fred Farkel    

And this is some sort of surprise???


And yes - I would like to remind you good folks here at TMZ that THIS is precisely what you get when you have the unmitigated stupidity to put Barack Obama in office for 2 terms.


"Stupid"... is the new standard.


Thank you

380 days ago
29.

pascal    

she and chris were an absolute perfect pair.

380 days ago
30.

Kev the Realist    

She is an Arrogant, self entitled, classless, TRAMP. You can take the tramp out of the ghetto, but you cant take ghetto of the TRAMP.

380 days ago
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