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Rihanna Releasing $250 'Unapologetic' Deluxe Album, Fans Outraged

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    The singer appears on the November 2012 issue of Vogue magazine
By Benge Nsenduluka, CP Reporter
October 31, 2012|11:51 am

Rihanna is reportedly set to release a special deluxe version of her latest album "Unapologetic," which is available for $250 and fans are venting their outrage at the cost.

The Bajan singer, whose catchy pop songs continue to make history, will release her sixth studio album on Nov. 16, and die hard fans are particularly being targeted with the $250 deluxe version, which is said to be a "limited edition art piece for a true collector," according to Us Magazine. Fans recently flocked to social networking site Twitter, where Rihanna's $250 deluxe album has been a hot topic.

"I don't know who thought it was a good idea for Rihanna to sell her album for $250 ... People are hardly buying albums for $10 anymore," Nicki G tweeted.

"$250 for Rihanna's album ... does it come with plane tickets and a personal meet and greet op? We're not all millionaires Rihanna #think," Amy tweeted.

"A deluxe version of Rihanna's album for $250? She clearly doesn't realize we are in a recession," CMN tweeted.

The Diamonds Executive Platinum Box is available for pre-order and ships out on Dec. 11. It reportedly features bonus items, such as a handwritten personal note from the singer and a custom-made white-and-silver View-Master with a "vintage reel of never-before-released 3-D images" of her style evolution. Buyers receive a custom T-shirt; a two-gigabyte flash drive containing a photo of Rihanna; seven art-print lithographs; seven laptop stickers; a poster, a 40-page book of notes and lyrics, a 20-minute DVD, and a special-edition vinyl record featuring remixes of her latest single "Diamonds."

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Rihanna, 24, has arguably become one of the world's greatest pop singers since her debut in 2005 following the release of her hit single "Pon de Replay." The singer is well aware of her career success and is not afraid to boast about her accomplishments via her personal twitter page.

"#Diamonds Has jumped to the #8 spot on Billboards Hot 100 chart this week making it our 23rd Top 10 single in 7 years," Rihanna tweeted on Oct. 24.

 

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