RiRi is a fan of police, and is helping them out after a series of unfortunate events led to a damaged phone.
Rihanna loves a selfie, and she is now using that love to help others. The singer decided to donate money to a police group after a series of events led to a damaged phone.
RiRi was at the Los Angeles Clippers game on May 9 when she found herself sitting next to Steve Soboroff, the president of the Los Angeles Police Commission. Soboroff noticed both he and the singer were wearing blue LAPD wristbands. They decided to take a selfie with the wristbands, but Rihanna dropped his phone and cracked the screen in the process.
“I asked her to take a selfie with me wearing LAPD wristbands to show support for our officers. Rihanna took the phone from me and wanted to take the selfie herself!” Soboroff wrote on eBay. “While she was taking our selfie, she dropped the phone and the screen cracked!”
Rihanna posted an apology on Monday, as well as a commitment to donate $25,000 to the Los Angeles Police Foundation.
— Rihanna (@rihanna) May 13, 2014
But that wasn’t all she did to help the boys in blue. Rihanna, who has some major social media pull, also autographed Soboroff’s damaged phone, writing “I (heart) LAPD” on it with the intention of auctioning it off on eBay.
— Steve Soboroff (@SteveSoboroff) May 13, 2014
The current highest bid for the phone is more than $10,000. The auction is set to close Thursday, May 15.
There is no word on if Rihanna replaced the phone for Soboroff, but it looks like the commissioner feels that the donation was much more generous than a new phone.