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Grammy Awards: Rihanna rallies for Jay-Z's brunch

February 13, 2011 |  3:36 pm

Rihanna before the Grammy Awards Rihanna's health has been a major topic of discussion this Grammy Awards week, as the singer -- slated to perform on the show with Drake -- has been battling bronchitis.

She skipped a Thursday appearance at the Entertainment Industry Foundation's "An Unforgettable Evening," but you can't keep RiRi down when it comes to her musical family -- she turned up Saturday afternoon at a brunch hosted by Jay-Z and Gucci creative director Frida Giannini (on the heels of Giannini's Friday honor).

Dressed in a simple white sheath and a major red locks, Rihanna stuck close to a group of female friends, barely saying a word in an attempt to rest her voice.

At West Hollywood's SoHo House, Ri's vow of silence was carried out at Jay's table, alongside a gorgeous Beyoncé as well as Will Smith. Beyoncé's sister Solange Knowles acted as DJ for the cocktail and snack fete, relieved occasionally by DJ Mark Ronson.

Band members from Kings of Leon circulated among Juliette Lewis, Florence Welch of Florence + The Machine, Cassie, producer The-Dream, Ryan Phillippe, Camilla Belle, Adrien Brody, Ellen Pompeo and Chris Ivery, Simon RexRufus Wainwright, and a Heidi Klum-less Seal.

Do you think RiRi can rally for her Grammy Awards performance?  Tell us in comments.


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Photo: Rihanna attends the Gucci/RocNation pre-Grammy brunch. Credit: Frederick M. Brown / Getty Images