Rihanna is on the hunt for a Hamptons getaway. And she “doesn’t have a budget”

She’s looking to buy, but first wants to rent

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May.May 29, 2020 11:00 AM
Rihanna has joined in the mayhem that is the Hamptons rental market. She’s reportedly looking to buy, but first wants to rent. (Getty, iStock)

Rihanna has joined in the mayhem that is the Hamptons rental market. She’s reportedly looking to buy, but first wants to rent. (Getty, iStock)

Rihanna is reportedly in the market for a Hamptons getaway, either short-term or long-term.

The singer and fashion entrepreneur is looking to buy a home, but first wants to get a feel for the East End with a rental, according to the New York Post. The 32-year-old is a big fan of jet skiing and is specifically looking for something on the water.

“She doesn’t really have a budget, she just knows what she wants,” a source told the Post.

Rihanna picked a tough time to go shopping — the coronavirus pandemic sent droves of New Yorkers out East and competition has made for a tight summer rental market.

Rental listings doubled in March and April year-over-year, but wealthy prospective renters in particular are plunking down piles of cash to secure properties for the summer.

She was looking at an $800,000 summer rental of a 4,300-square-foot mansion in Sagaponack owned by Anthony and Melissa Blumberg, but missed out when they rented it to someone else. The home is on the market for $18.5 million. Anthony Blumberg pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit securities and wire fraud in 2018 and agreed to pay more than half a million dollars in fines.

The singer recently celebrated the 15-year anniversary of the release of her first single, “Pon de Replay.” [NYP] — Dennis Lynch


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