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Rihanna cancels Grammy performance, Prince collaborator Vanity has died

Rihanna pulled the plug on her Grammy performance Monday (2/15) at the last minute due to a serious bout with a respiratory illness.

Rihanna pulled the plug on her Grammy performance Monday (2/15) at the last minute due to a serious bout with a respiratory illness.

The singer, who was set to perform "Kiss It Better," was told to rest her vocal cords by doctors to prevent the risk of vocal hemorrhaging.

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Vanity, known for fronting Vanity 6 and collaborating with Prince, died Monday (2/15) in Fremont, CA, after battling kidney failure and abdominal illness. She was 57.

In November, Vanity -- born Denise Katrina Matthews -- was diagnosed with sclerosing encapsulating peritonitis, which causes a small bowel blockage.

 

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