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Happy Birthday, “Pon De Replay”!
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Rihanna’s debut single “Pon De Replay” was released exactly 9 years ago, on May 24th, 2005!

“You know, ‘Pon de Replay’ — actually, when I first heard that song, I didn’t want to do it, because it was very sing-songy and very — whatever. Nursery-rhymish. But after I started recording it, I went along with it and started liking it. And people loved it! It’s just language that we speak in Barbados. It’s broken English. Pon is on, De means the, so it’s just basically telling the DJ to put my song on the replay.” — Rihanna

The song received positive reviews from music critics, who praised the song’s composition and its choice as Ri’s debut single. The song was a commercial success, peaking at number one in New Zealand and on the US Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs chart. It also reached number two on both the US Billboard Hot 100 chart and the UK Singles Chart, whilst achieving top five positions in eight other countries including Austria, Belgium, Denmark, and Switzerland. It was certified two times Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America denoting shipments of over 2,000,000 copies.

Rihanna’s broken cell phone going to Grammy Museum
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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.

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Rihanna rocks new pink wig
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RiRi might not be back on Instagram yet, but that doesn’t mean we’ll no longer see her selfies. On Thursday (May 15), she rocked a pink wig and shared a few photos on Twitter. She wrote:

Wiggin out!!
We raided Nicki’s wig closet for the summer! Bad gals just wanna have fun!

Take a look at them after the jump and make sure to follow @rihanna and @rihannadaily on Twitter.

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Quick News: LAPD, Malibu, Met Gala
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  • Rihanna accidentally dropped Los Angeles Police Commission President Steve Soboroff’s iPhone at an L.A. Clippers game, but the mistake turned lucky for the city’s Cadet Program and families of fallen officers. Read more about it here.
  • Before the Mother’s Day brunch photos we posted yesterday, RiRi was also spotted by paparazzi at that same Malibu mansion. Check out photos here.
  • Rihanna left New York City a week ago, but just now 247paps published videos of RiRi leaving the Met Gala and her after party. Watch below:

Quick news: Photo Shoot, Video, Instagram
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  • Rihanna’s hair stylist Yusef Williams shared a new picture of Rihanna on the set of a photo shoot apparently. Click here to see the photo. He wrote:

Just another day at the office with my favorite girl such an epic day one that I will never forget

  • Watch below a video from a couple days ago of Rihanna leaving a restaurant and posing for photos with a fan in New York City:

Rihanna out and about in NYC
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On Saturday (April 26) Rihanna was seen leaving her hotel in New York City. You can check out images here.