Rihanna has been pocketing millions off her Savage x Fenty brand. The pop star has become a go-to for inclusive fashion and make-up and has revolutionized both industries in the process. She partnered with Amazon to make sure her products were easily accessible to everyone and seemed to be doing right by fans. However, some are alleging that their purchases of Savage X Fenty have come with unauthorized subscription services they did not ask for. Now Rihanna is getting sued for millions.
Bad gals wanna have fun 😝#SAVAGEXFENTYSHOW VOL. 4@rihanna pic.twitter.com/qEfXed6uhR— Savage X Fenty by Rihanna (@SavageXFenty) November 30, 2022
RiRi came back guns blazing from an extensive hiatus to start a family with A$AP Rocky. She capped off 2022 with a return to music, contributing two original songs to the film Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. In addition to this, she dropped her fourth Savage X Fenty Show on Amazon Prime. The mixed media affair is an amalgamation of fashion, music, animation, and dancing geared towards promoting the latest pieces from the popular line, which has recently expanded beyond lingerie and underwear into fitness and shapewear as well.
The show has continued to score rave reviews from fans, currently sitting at 7.3/10 on IMDB. This year’s show featured extended sizes and showed off a host of different body types and age ranges. Performances by Anitta, Maxwell, and Don Toliver were complimented by guest appearances from Taraji P. Henson and Sheryl Lee Ralph. The whole affair took place in the woods and desert, with over a hundred dancers and creative animated transitions that were sure to get fans shopping immediately. Rihanna made her first post-baby performance in big hair and a corset, bouncing around with dancers in the beginning. Bad Gal RiRi will be returning to the stage in a more traditional sense in 2023 when she headlines the NFL Super Bowl HalfTime show produced by her mentor Jay-Z.
Before that, Rihanna will be popping up in court first. Her company will be forking up $1.2 million to fans who have been signed up for a subscription service without their knowledge. Savage x Fenty was accused of violating California law by automatically enrolling people in a program with recurring charges. Their VIP program was promoted to give members bonus points and discounts on items, but it is very misleading in the fact that it also came with additional charges. Fans also were not able to use the shop credits they earned towards purchases.
Savage X Fenty, the lingerie line owned by Barbadian pop artist Rihanna, will pay $1.2 million to settle a lawsuit that claimed her company defrauded customers.— theGrio.com (@theGrio) November 30, 2022
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The lawsuit stemmed from users in the cities of Santa Monica, San Diego, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, and Los Angeles. Santa Clarita’s deputy district attorney released a statement saying, “Consumers have a right to know upfront what they are paying for and how often. Businesses have a duty to be transparent about their automatic renewal charges.” Reports state that Savage X Fenty is cooperating with the cities and has agreed to pay the money they owe users.
This includes 1 million in fines, 50k in back-state investigation fees, and $150k in restitution to former or current VIP members in the state of California. Rihanna and her team have yet to release a statement, and at the time of writing, her site is still offering a VIP members. It is unclear if the misleading information has been removed.