Rihanna Accidentally Smashes Police Chief’s Phone, Donates $25K to His Charity

Rihanna at Game 3 of the NBA’s Western Conference Semifinals, between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Los Angeles Clippers, at the Staples Center May 9, 2014, in Los Angeles.
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Maybe there should be a Good Gal RiRi meme.

The pop star shelled out $25,000 to a police chief’s charity after accidentally breaking his cellphone.


According to Us Weekly, the Bajan songstress was sitting courtside at the Los Angeles Clippers’ playoff game May 9 when L.A. Police Commission President Steve Soboroff asked for a selfie while Rihanna wore an LAPD wristband.

As she was taking the picture, the cellphone slipped out of the singer’s hands and was badly damaged when it hit the floor, much to the singer’s horror.

She tweeted an apology but didn’t stop there.

Rihanna reportedly topped that off with a $25,000 donation to Soboroff’s L.A. Police Foundation. And his good luck doesn’t stop there. Rihanna signed the cellphone—which still works but has a smashed screen. The trinket is now being sold on eBay to the highest bidder.


Half of the funds from the eBay sale will go to the LAPD Cadets program, which helps underserved kids. The other half will go toward the foundation, which supports the families of fallen officers.

Read more at Us Weekly.

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