Rihanna Brings the Last Girl on Earth Tour to American Airlines Arena July 31

Normally we'd be the first ones to turn our noses up at pop music, but there is just something about Rihanna that is so likable. Maybe it's her seemingly down-to-earth attitude, or that she went through the whole Chris Brown scandal with class and dignity -- even if the press didn't afford her any.

She has truly blossomed into a pop superstar, so you can expect the works -- elaborate sets, multiple costume changes, and theatrics -- when she brings her Last Girl on Earth Tour to the American Airlines Arena in downtown Miami July 31.

The only downside: Crossfade nemesis and faux bad girl Kesha is also on the bill, and while Nicki Minaj could have balanced things out, she recently dropped out of the tour (no word on her replacement yet).

Tickets, which start at $22.75 and go as high as $102.75, go on sale today at 10 a.m. via Ticketmaster.

After the jump, Rihanna video for her hit single "Rude Boy." The imagery kind of bites M.I.A.'s style, but we love you Ri-Ri, so we forgive you.

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