Rihanna 777 Tour: Invited Journalists Tell Of 'Captive' Hell As They Fly Around The World With Star

Posted: Updated:

The thought of spending a week on tour with Rihanna flying around the world on a specially chartered party plane sounds pretty amazing, right?

Well at first thought yes, but for some of the 150 invited journalists and fans flying to seven countries in seven days as part of RiRi's 777 tour, it has become a living nightmare.

rihanna

Many disgruntled and sleep deprived reporters and Twitter users have likened their experience to being in prison, adding that they haven't seen Rihanna - apart from on stage - in days.

Yesterday, a leaked video showed one Australian radio presenter streaking down the plane, revolting at the singer's unwillingness to give any of the press on board an interview, as fellow passengers chanted 'just one quote'.

As the tour hit London last night, quotes and reports are now flooding back to their respective media outlets and it appears those on board the plane are far from in the party spirit.

A journalist reporting for Gawker calling himself 'anonymous captive journo' has claimed they are rarely allowed outside of buses or planes or hotel 'day stays'.

"This was work for a lot of us, and one person was basically responsible for not only regularly keeping us from doing our jobs, but from sleeping or eating or going outside or even using a bathroom," they said.

rihanna

Rihanna's week long jaunt was supposed to be one massive party...

NME's Sian Rowe is also among the journalists on board the flight. She reported back saying: "People on the plane have been getting disgruntled because of late flights and no sleep. I don't think anyone expected Rihanna on their lap. Competition winners just want a picture really, but the schedule has been extreme."

HUFFPOST UK CELEB ON FACEBOOK | FOLLOW US ON TWITTER

Meanwhile others have taken to Twitter when there has been access to the internet (which has reportedly been limited - useful for journalists) to vent their frustrations.


J. Escobedo Shepherd
THE MUTINY FINALLY HAPPENED on plane BLN>LDN. Ppl chanting "RIHANNA! SAVE OUR JOBS!" WE ALL COLLECTIVELY LOST IT AT THE SAME TIME.

Maud Deitch
It's 7am and we were supposed to leave England at 4am. Starting to silently freak out but I don't want to show my weakness.

Jason Newman
The is leaving Berlin and it's bedlam. An anti-party cacophony of delirium.

One journalist reporting for Fuse, overheard a Def Jam publicist being asked if Rihanna was aware of what was happening, to which she simply replied, "I don't know", before telling a group of journalists, “Someday, before we die, I’ll tell you my version of the story.”

Oh dear.

WIN SIGNED COPIES OF TULISA'S AUTOBIOGRAPHY

Close
Rihanna's 777 Tour
of
Share
Tweet
Advertisement
Share this
close
Current Slide

href="http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2012/11/06/huffpost-celeb-awards-201_n_2082275.html" target="_hplink">VOTE IN THE 2012 HUFFPOST CELEB AWARDS

Also on HuffPost:

Suggest a correction

Around the Web

Rihanna - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Rihanna (rihanna) on Twitter

Rihanna

Rihanna - Los Angeles, CA - Bands & Musicians | Facebook

Rihanna - YouTube