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Home at last, sort of. With plane delays as per usual, the Rihanna plane waited on the tarmac for a few hours before embarking for the final destination: New York.
Elliott Wilson: One more flight to go!
Jeff Rosenthal: Honestly, I don't think Rihanna can keep up with the rest of us on the plane. But then again, she's probably had real meals.
Tim Dormer: The unapologetic streaker catches needed zzz.
Erika Ramirez: Overheard: "I’m so sad for it to end..." (Oh yeah?)
J. Escobedo Shepherd: Salute Benylin Mucus Cough Control Menthol! Salute Great Britain!
Erika Ramirez: CAN'T WAIT TO GET TO NYC.
J. Escobedo Shepherd: Don't even care about old life.
Soo-Young Kim: Our 777 plane gets delayed an hour for every time Ri gets upset.
Julieanne Smolinski: Delayed in London, as is our custom. Will take my top off if it makes me as internationally famous as Tim Dormer.
Maud Deitch: STILL ON THE TARMAC. I just. Cannot.
Soo-Young Kim: Keep RiRi happy. Please.
Julieanne Smolinski: For those asking, I am writing Rihanna Plane the Movie. (It's "Titanic" but with Justin Long as a DefJam exec who romances a busty blogger.)
Erika Ramirez: "London, let us go."
Maud Deitch: Wack journalism: taking photos/making videos of fellow journalists sleeping. Just chill and mind yours. We're still in England.
J. Escobedo Shepherd: I should get off this plane and move to LDN right?
Julieanne Smolinski: Is it hard to get a job in London for Americans? I have media experience and NO demanding mentally unstable brother who drags down the plot.
Erika Ramirez: We're gonna broadcast our therapy sessions.
Maud Deitch: Starting to silently freak out but I don't want to show my weakness.
Mary H.K. Choi: I'm so tired I can feel my heartbeat in my eye.
Jeff Rosenthal: No, I'm dying.
Elliott Wilson: Smarter and I work harder.
Jason Newman: I'm not saying we should get teardrop tattoos back in NYC, but I'm also not saying we shouldn't.
Julieanne Smolinski: Journo fell asleep while attempting to file. 20 of us watched him sleep-type while hysterically laughing.
On Tuesday, The Rihanna Plane landed and the 777 Tour, or 666 Tour as many called it, came to its finale in Newark, NJ. Of course, Rihanna emerged from her panic room and greeted her fans, and the crew of journalists one last time—and just the second time since the journey started.
Jeff Rosenthal: OUR LONG INTERNATIONAL NIGHTMARE IS OVER
Mary H.K. Choi: Rihanna Plane has landed.
Erika Ramirez: OH MY GOD! WE’RE HOME!
Elliott Wilson: Erika, don’t cry.
Julieanne Smolinski: Rihanna Plane TOUCHES DOWN IN NEW YORK! HAVE TO GO FIND BOX BURIED UNDER TREE, BUY BUS TICKET TO ZIJUATANEJO.
Tim Dormer: Touchdown NYC. Initiate the next phase. American TV. This is shit is beyond crazy. All I did was take my clothes off!
Julieanne Smolinski: Cheers, clapping, shouts of "USA!" on the Rihanna Plane. 150 people about to third-base the tarmac.
Mary H.K. Choi: Rihanna just gave us her second and final interview. Three minutes before landing in the US. "I would fucking do this again."
Elliott Wilson: Rih Rih talks that talk on the loudspeaker. What'd she say?
Erika Ramirez: Rih said she couldn't spend much time with us because she "had to rest"
Soo-Young Kim: Wait, hold up, I'm in Newark?!?!
And so it was.