Rihanna Almost Put On A Free Concert During The Baltimore Protests After Freddie Gray's Death! Find Out Why It Didn't Happen!
This would have been AH-mazing!
Back in April, the city of Baltimore was experiencing protest in the wake of Freddie Gray's death at the hands of city police officers.
While many celebrities showed their support through social media, it's been reported that Rihanna wanted to hold a free concert for the city of Baltimore — and even walk with protesters!
Emails between RiRi's rep and the Baltimore police indicate that the 27-year-old tried to get extra police security at the request of the governor's office.
But a separate email chain between the former police commissioner and the mayor's rep suggest that the songstress's request was ultimately denied because "police are claiming they have no permit so it will not be allowed."
While the BBHMM singer's concert didn't get approved, Prince performed a Rally 4 Peace benefit show in Baltimore in early May.
We can only imagine if RiRi joined forces with Prince on stage, it would have been a concert of epic proportions!
[Image via Pacific Coast News Online.]