Jay-Z is reportedly extremely worried about his protégé and her career. Jigga helped build Rihanna to her current status and all that is reportedly jeopardy.
A source type told Look Magazine (via MTV UK) that Jay is concerned with RiRi as her health is taking a backseat to her work ethic. The singer has been battling bouts of bronchitis and laryngitis all while continuing to work on promos for her new album, performances at award events and traveling.
“Rihanna’s professional, works hard and stays away from drugs and alcohol, but Jay wants her to be careful. He told her to take a holiday for a week – she’s been working flat out and needs to get over the bronchitis, which he’s sure she’s developed as a result of stress.”
They added: “He told her she’ll be alright, but to keep her head down.”
To add to the concern, Jay-Z is also very wary of her growing reconciliation with Chris Brown. Rihanna had the restraining order against abusive Brown lifted. He is worried that this will only invite more problems and Rihanna will lose the respect of her fans.
“Jay said she is a role model for a lot of your kids. A little bit of controversy is alright, he said, but too much and she could very easily lose all the respect she has worked so hard to win overnight.”
After the order was lifted new pics of Rihanna’ beaten and bruised face conveniently hit the net. (Click HERE for those…) Hardly coincidental, but hopefully Jigga has nothing to worry about. Ri has been rumored to be hooking up with Ryan Phillippe for several months. (Click HERE for that story…)