05/05/2009 10:58 PM | Agencies
Rihanna is back - on the red carpet, at least.
The pop singer arrived on Monday at the annual Costume Institute of The Metropolitan Museum gala in New York. It was her first such appearance since then-boyfriend Chris Brown allegedly beat her in February.
Rihanna arrived in black - including both the SUV and her Dolce and Gabbana suit and bow tie.
She was the last celebrity to walk the carpet and did not speak with the press.