Rihanna takes 7-day world tour to Toronto
Barbadian singer Rihanna performs during the first stop of her 777 worldwide tour at the Plaza Condesa in Mexico City, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012. (AP /Marco Ugarte)
The Associated Press
Published Thursday, November 15, 2012 11:35PM EST
MEXICO CITY -- Seven concerts. Seven cities. Seven days.
Rihanna began her "777" tour in Mexico City Wednesday night with an exclusive party for about 2,000 fans. She was due to hit Toronto on Thursday.
Dressed in black shorts, a small black top and a black boxing robe, Rihanna was welcomed on the stage of the El Plaza Condesa concert hall with an ovation, despite being two hours late. She thanked fans for their patience.
"This is incredible! Thank you very much for your patience. You really make me feel loved here," said the 24-year-old singer before opening the concert with "Cockiness (Love It)."
The show was a taste of what's to come in her "Diamonds World Tour" scheduled for the first half of 2013.
Rihanna arrived in Mexico City on a Boeing 777, which would then take her to Toronto, Stockholm, Paris, Berlin, London and finally New York, where she will complete the tour and present her latest album, "Unapologetic."
She also sang "Fresh Off The Runway" and "Diamonds" from her new album, which features collaborations with Eminem, David Guetta, Future and former boyfriend Chris Brown.