Rihanna is known for being good to her fans. She allows meet and greets at her shows, and last year she took the time to help one gay man who was struggling to come to terms with his sexuality.
The pop star did so privately. We only found out about it after the man revealed how Rihanna had supported him so genuinely.
Struggling with heartbreak and looking for wisdom, Rihanna fan @WaladShami reached out to the Barbadian singer. “How did you get over your first heartbreak? I’ve been struggling,” he quizzed via direct message. Amazingly, after a few hours, Rihanna replied.
Thank you, I love you @rihanna pic.twitter.com/DsYHOTChxP
— سامر/Samer (@WaladShami) June 21, 2017
“Just believe that the heartbreak was a gift in itself!” replied the self-anointed bad gal and sage. “Cry if you have to, but it won’t be forever! You will find love again, and it will be even more beautiful!” Signing off, she added: “In the meantime enjoy all that YOU are!!!!”
Rihanna’s response seems heartfelt. It’s undoubtedly decent advice, and of course more potent given her celebrity. Not all busy pop stars who have to shoot videos in Irish wheat fields would do what she does, we imagine.
“It was my first relationship ever and they ended it with me in January, but it’s been really hard for a multitude of reasons,” @WaladShami told BuzzFeed . “I reached out to Rihanna because she’s given me advice many times – she’s wise ‘n s***. Lol.”