Suit over ‘unpaid funeral bill’
Rihanna is allegedly refusing to pay a $150 000 bill for her grandmother’s funeral, according to online celebrity gossip sites.
The sites said that the Diamonds singer was being sued by a company which organized the funeral of her grandmother Clara “Dolly” Brathwaite, who was buried in Barbados July last year.
According to TMZ, the lawsuit said Rihanna claimed the bill was exorbitant and only paid a quarter of it after allegedly sparing no expense on the proceedings, which included massive floral arrangements and large multimedia screens.
Rihanna shared a close relationship with her grandmother and was often pictured by her bedside during her battle with cancer. In the wake of her death, Rihanna cancelled concerts and paid tribute to her on Twitter: “Goodbye Grangran Dolly get your beauty rest until I see you. Grangran Dolly that is all.”
Downes & Wilson Funeral Home handled the arrangements for Brathwaite, but the company’s owner James Wilson declined to comment on the lawsuit. (RJ)