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Rihanna, the 25-year-old singer, is in the news for reportedly owing money to those who organized her grandmother's funeral last year but the Barbadian pop star is denying the claims.
Clara Brathwaite, Rihanna's grandmother died in last year. The singer sent her grandmother's body to Barbados where a lavish burial ceremony took place which included tents, multi-media screens and detailed floral arrangements.
While the funeral reportedly cost upwards of $150,000 those who put the ceremony together are reportedly suing Rihanna for only paying a small portion of the hefty price tag, according to TMZ reports. However, representatives for the pop star are denying the reports, calling them "completely false" according to TMZ.
While it remains to be seen whether Rihanna will have a serious lawsuit on her hands as a result of her grandmother's unpaid funeral arrangements, the singer has been vocal about how important Brathwaite is in her life.
Last June, Rihanna took to Instagram to post an emotional message about missing her grandmother one year after her passing.
"Today marks one year since you crossed the bridge," the singer wrote. "Still you never left...I can still remember your laugh, and I miss it, I miss the sound of your voice, your beautiful hands, the way you danced and got so happy when you heard music, I miss doing your makeup and taking your pictures, I miss the way you looked right at me, and I miss looking back at you, that proud look on your face!"
Rihanna refers to her grandmother as Gran Gran Dolly, and spoke about being comforted by the thoughts of her loved one in heaven.
"Never did I think it could be this soon, but I'm happy you're in Heaven, laughing and dancing with the Angels," Rihanna wrote last June. "Dolly you are my precious Angel, I love you beyond what words can describe! I just miss you Gran Gran! #Dolly #FirstAnniversary"