Rihanna Gives LAPD $25,000 After Clippers Game Selfie Mishap

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Singer Rihanna donated $25,000 to a fund for cadets and fallen officers after dropping L.A. Police Commission President Steve Soboroff’s cellphone last week as they took a selfie courtside at a Clippers game.


Singer Rhianna walks off the court after the Oklahoma City Thunder played the Los Angeles Clippers in Game Three of the Western Conference Semifinals during the 2014 NBA Playoffs at Staples Center on May 9, 2014. (Credit: Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Soboroff announced the singer’s donation to the Los Angeles Police Foundation at a police commission meeting Tuesday. By chance, he sat next to the pop star at a game last week and they took a selfie with LAPD wristbands on.

The image of the two snapping a selfie went viral when Rihanna dropped Soboroff’s phone, smashing it. The British Daily Mail referred to Soboroff in a caption titled “Rude boy” that referred to him as a “jolly older gentleman” on a paparazzi shot of the pair joking courtside.

“Sorry I broke your phone,” Rihanna tweeted later.

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