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Rihanna is back in the States after ringing in the New Year overseas. Meanwhile, there’s a certain NBA baller trying his damndest to shoot his shot at the Bajan beauty. Get the deets, plus details on Ray J’s new million dollar gig inside…

Your fave is back!

After bringing in 2017 in London, Rihanna is back in the United States. The Pop princess touched down at JFK in New York yesterday after a fun-filled weekend of parties with her friends.

A fresh-faced Rih kept it laid back yet stylish rocking a tie-dye Rodarte hoodie and matching sweatpants topped with black shiny FENTY x PUMA parka jacket, black fur slides with PUMA crew socks and a Prada tote to finish her look.

Below is a picture of Rihanna snapping it up with a fan during dinner (styling in a CUSHNIE ET OCHS dress) and a video clip of the Pop princess doing her walk through in the club on New Year’s Eve below:

Speaking of Rih…

There is my chance to finally be with my CRUSH so i need your help y’all ha….. Joel Embiid #NBAVote https://t.co/lzxoKq2n10

— Joel Embiid (@JoelEmbiid) December 29, 2016

Philadelphia 76ers baller Joel Emiid is very persistent to say the least. And he’s stopping at nothing for a date with Rihanna.

The Cameroonian NBA baller has called on his fans to help nab as many All-Star votes as he can get. The reason? It’s his ticket for a date with a certain famous bad gal he has been crushing on for years.

The 22-year-old claims he tried to get a date with RiRi when he was drafted in the league, but said she told him to “come back when you’re an All Star.”

Joel has been active on Twitter encouraging fans to vote and gushing about his crush, but he never reveals her name. He also has been talking about her in the media.

If he does make the All-Star team, we wonder if Rih (if it is indeed her) will give him a shot. He certainly has been putting in the work. And it’s all kinda cute.

In baller news…

Ray J just scored a huge new gig. The reality star has been tapped to host the UK’s “Celebrity Big Brother” show and he’s getting a cool $1 million.

That’s not all.

According to TMZ, they’re also giving him $30,000 in allowance to fly to and from London and his hotel expenses. He posted the picture above on his Instagram hopping on a jet before jetting to London.

Ray’s manager, David Weintraub, is keeping quiet about the new gig, however, he did say the “LAHH” star is looking to purchase a flat in the Mayfair district.

“Celebrity Big Brother” is set to start airing live tonight. Congrats Ray!

Photos: Splash/Ray’s IG

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