Look out, Nicki Minaj—your assumed status as Best and Most Famous Performer of Homoerotic Lapdances at Live Gigs is no longer unquestioned. Rihanna threw her hat (and her body) into the ring last night at Baltimore's 1st Mariner Arena, the first date on her LOUD world tour. Bringing a female fan (who looks like a young Sheryl Crow) on stage during a performance of LOUD slow jam "Skin," Rihanna had her placed on a revolving circular mini-stage, and pushed her down, proceeding to climb on top of her in her all-white bondage-esque outfit, gyrating provocatively as the stage started sinking below the set. And who even knows what kind of craziness took lace once the two were out of sight? Swapping lipstick secrets? Discussing the terrible traffic on the way to the stadium? You know what they say: What happens at 1st Mariner Arena stays at 1st Mariner Arena.
Still, for the moment at least, Nicki still has Rihanna crushed when it comes to the celebrity status of her lapdance recipients. When RiRi starts grinding on her more-famous labelmates and multiple MVP-caliber NBA point guards, then the debate can really begin.
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