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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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61.

Meanie    

The Gran Gran flowers are pretty badly made. JMO.

443 days ago
62.

She's baaaack    

Dig the old broad up and have her follow RiRi around kind of like Weekend at Bernies. It might be fun.

443 days ago
63.

EDK    

Where was the funeral home located? Most states require funeral homes to provide a complete statement of services and the cost to the family prior to the service and the responsible family member is asked to sign a copy and receives a copy to keep. Also in most states the probate on the estate cannot be finalized until the funeral bill is paid.

443 days ago
64.

vjb602    

shes just like any other idiot that think they are entitled , she probley figured they would writr it off cause shes a star shes a pos!

443 days ago
65.

Mandy    

She should have paid it to avoid having her Grandmother's name involved in a lawsuit.

443 days ago
66.

Dave Harvey    

When my grandfather died the undertaker misinformed our family about the legal requirements for burial so he could sell us stuff we did not want.Now I don't trust people in that business.

443 days ago
67.

dEnI    

Psychotherapist to the stars ???...you have to be kidding. You are full of too much animosity to deal with anyone's psyche!

443 days ago
68.

Gretel    

That grassy Gran-Gran thing looks like an elementary school art project. I hope she didn't pay more than $25 for that.

443 days ago
69.

DreeUgh     

TMZ reports stories without all the facts and everyone eats it up and talks so bad about a celebrity when you don't know the entire story. It was later on reported that Rihanna didn't initially pay the bill because she requested a price breakdown of everything. Which is fair and when that was provided she paid them the correct amount. Just because she is rich she is supposed to just write checks with verifying the actual costs? Ummm.. no!

443 days ago
70.

bethany    

Repo the body from the ground.

443 days ago
71.

Niecy    

I would second guess as well, just to be certain that they weren't padding the bill simply because of who she is.

443 days ago
72.

danny    

That this would surprise anyone is more of a story than the actual story.

443 days ago
73.

kat40    

I don't blame her they know she has money so I bet they charged way over normal what a## wipes

443 days ago
74.

Tom Perry    

hi

443 days ago
75.

KicksandGiggles    

Seriously WTF happens at a funeral that cost $150K? Did they prop Grannie up on a flat bed and had her twerping? HTH 150K for a single funeral? Who officiated? Elvis? I hope Rihanna spent this much $$ and time on Grannie in life than she did for this gawdy azz spectacle of a funeral!!

443 days ago
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