The real reason why Katy's chief bridesmaid wasn't at her wedding

Rihanna insists she’s gutted that she did not attend best friend Katy Perry’s wedding to Russell Brand in Jaipur, India.

Despite rumours of a rift between the girls, the singer maintains she stayed in the US to promote her new album – to be sure of a good communications network.

‘There was no phone service in India, and little-to-no internet connection,’ claims Rihanna.

‘It would have been a little irresponsible of me.’

The 22-year-old says she will always regret not witnessing Katy exchange vows with former wild man Russell.

‘I’m sad that I missed it,’ Rihanna told Ryan Seacrest on his radio show.

‘I will never forgive myself for that.’

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