The rapper explained:
[Image via Karl Lagerfeld/Harper's Bazaar.]
Aw, poor Riri. We can't even imagine having to perform in front of thousands of eager fans when dealing with the fresh, emotional wound of a lost loved one!!
Understandably, Ri was 45 minutes late and her act was shaky - AND she may have confused Sweden with Norway…
But, unaware of her inner-pain, Swedish fans TORE Rihanna a new a**hole via Twitter, accusing her of being under the influence of drugs and alcohol, and blasting her for dedicating Redemption Song to those who had been killed by Anders Behring Breivik in twin attacks in Oslo last year, thinking Rihanna had mistaken the Norwegian capital for Sweden's.
Well, we still think Riri KILLED it given the circumstances, especially with her electric performance of We Found Love (above)!
Ch-ch-check out MORE snaps from Rihanna's sorrow-tinged set (below).
Our hearts go out to you Ri!