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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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133 COMMENTS

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31.

Max Smart    

If I was Rihanna's gran, I would have preferred that she spent $150K on me when I was still alive. You can't enjoy it at your own funeral.

443 days ago
32.

wingfreak    

she should raise her hooker prices to help with the cost

443 days ago
33.

laffnbear    

Maybe it's true that "new money" knows the cost of everything and the value of nothing.
Sounds like fame has caused her to feel she should be treated like royalty and not be responsible for paying the price.She just dropped mant points in my estimation.
After all Gran Gran will never know.

443 days ago
34.

Dave    

Just a regular everyday funeral is overpriced nowadays. Flying to Barbados and having a huge party where I'm sure they didnt serve Sloppy Joes with cheese and crackers is gonna cost ya. Funeral directors are gonna get ya one way or another. Pay up cow!

443 days ago
35.

Her Imperial and Royal Majesty    

"Her body was sent to Barbados for burial" --- This alone will cost you an arm and a leg. Maybe the price isn´t so ridiculous after all.

443 days ago
36.

Tony    

Why is anyone surprised? The more these phony "celebrities" have the tighter they hold on to it and the cheaper they are.

443 days ago
37.

Azi    

Converse sneakers and a dress at granny's funeral ?

443 days ago
38.

Tony    

Maybe this cheap b**ch should raiser her hooker fee from $1 to $2 an hour.

443 days ago
39.

Jody    

Every funeral home takes advantage of the grieving families, but I don't feel sorry for Rihanna.

443 days ago
40.

Luv    

I'll wait for more details...

443 days ago
41.

JennA    

Most funerals that I've been to involve a quick church service and a small gathering at a relative's home afterwards. If she threw a huge party with tents, tables, linens, food, beverages, limos and large custom flower arrangements, then we're really talking more about a wedding price tag. Either way, if she took issue with the total, then she should have taken the appropriate avenues to resolve it, not just haphazardly deciding what she was willing to pay and skipping out on the rest.

443 days ago
42.

Tony    

Just what every grandmother dreams about. A cheap slut for a granddaughter. RIP Granny!

443 days ago
43.

get real    

Pay Up Ri.. It Aint Free. Would you Do a show for 10 Bucks? Pay Up! These people have to make a living as You Do. Pay Up Now. Who the he---ll do u think You are.

443 days ago
44.

chinkyxo    

What in the world is she wearing?!??

443 days ago
45.

TJ    

Wonder how long it took to get her hair done like that?
So important~

443 days ago
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