AMAs 2013: Rihanna presented Icon Award by ... Bill Maher?

bill-maher-rihanna-amas-icon-award-gi.jpgAt the 2013 American Music Awards on Sunday (Nov. 24), Rihanna was honored with the first-ever Icon Award, which was presented to her by Bill Maher. No, we're not sure why, either.

Hearing Maher gush over RiRi and her music felt beyond odd. Was there really no one with even a faint connection to the singer available for the gig? When Rihanna eventually joined the "Real Time" host on stage, their unfamiliarity with one other was so evident that it bordered on uncomfortable.

Sure, her mom, Monica Braithwaite Fenty, joined the two on stage to honor her daughter, and mentor Jay Z sent in a video message, giving the moment the personal touch it deserved, but the decision to include Maher just left us scratching our heads.

Did you find Maher's inclusion odd as well?
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