Rihanna‘s grandmother Clara ‘Dolly’ Braithwaite died earlier this week and the singer has made the decision to fly to Barbados to grieve with her mother. Rihanna’s inevitable decision meant that her Thursday concert in Madrid at the Rock in Rio festival was canceled.
The 24-year old singer tweeted a photo of herself preparing to board a private plane with the caption, ‘Coming home to squeeze ya mama.’
When the “Rude Boy” singer learned of her grandmother’s death she was in Norway and later tweeted,
‘Goodbye grangranDolly get your beauty rest until I see you. grangranDolly that is all.’
Organizers of Rock in Rio are working to book last minute acts but are also offering refunds to fans.
Rihanna’s performance at this weekend’s Wireless Festival in London’s Hyde Park is still scheduled to go ahead.