The broken smartphone Rihanna dropped while taking a selfie at a Clippers game — and which helped raise $116,500 for police groups — will be going on display at the Grammy Museum, it was announced today.
The high bidder for the phone in an eBay auction was disqualified, but an anonymous bidder matched the amount and agreed to lend the signed smartphone to the museum, according to Los Angeles Police Commission President Steve Soboroff, the owner of the phone.
Soboroff persuaded Rihanna to take a selfie with him as both wore LAPD bracelets at a Clippers game. Rihanna, however, dropped the phone after snapping the photo. She later autographed the cracked phone and pledged $25,000 to the Los Angeles Police Foundation.
Soboroff matched her donation then put the phone up for bid on eBay — with the bids topping out at $66,500.
Half of the money raised will go to the Los Angeles Police Foundation for LAPD Cadets and the rest to the Los Angeles Police Memorial Foundation to support the families of fallen officers.