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21 November 2012, 12:07
The 'Where Have You Been' singer says she had to look after her body throughout the seven-date tour.
Rihanna has apologised to the journalists who joined her on her '777' world tour over the past week for not giving them any "dirt" and has explained that she had to worry more about her body than partying over the week-long jaunt.
The 'Diamonds' singer performed in seven different countries over seven days to promote her new album 'Unapologetic', flying from date to date on a private jet filled with reporters and fans, but had been criticised by several journalists for her absence during the trip.
Rihanna wrapped her '777' tour with a show in New York City on Tuesday night (20th November) following shows across cities including Paris, London and Mexico City, and gathered the plane passengers to thank them for the experience before they left.
"This has been an experience that I will never ever forget," Rihanna told the gathered reporters, reports Us Weekly. "I barely slept. My sleeping was all done on this plane.
"I want to thank everyone for making this trip the s**t. I want to see the naked Australian!" the 'Where Have You Been' singer joked, referring to one journalist who streaked through the plane last week. "I'm glad I did this, absolutely.
"I know you guys got barely any dirt. But I had to be food," Rihanna explained. "I had to preserve my health. Normally I'd be back here popping bottles with y'all.
"I had to preserve my voice, I was worried about my body more than partying on the plane, so I had to just sleep whenever I could," she added. "I hope you guys had as much fun as I did."
Check out a picture of Rihanna launching her new album 'Unapologetic' after arriving in New York City this week below:
This week saw the launch of Rihanna's seventh studio album 'Unapologetic', while her single 'Diamonds' topped the US Billboard Hot 100 this week.
Rihanna has also announced plans to play an additional date at the Manchester Arena on 13th June next year as part of the UK leg of her 'Diamonds' world tour.
The 'We Found Love' star attended a meet and greet with fans while launching her seventh album in New York, as seen below: