Rihanna Donates $25K To Police Charity After Accidentally Smashing Chief’s Phone In Selfie Attempt


Adelle Platon / May 14, 2014

A selfie gone wrong landed a police charity $25,000 courtesy of Rihanna. The bad gal, who’s still M.I.A. from Instagram, accidentally damaged L.A. Police Commission President Steve Soboroff’s cell phone during a failed selfie attempt at a Clippers playoff game Friday (May 9), Us reports.

The chief sat courtside next to the singer and asked for a selfie with the singer while she was wearing an LAPD bracelet. The Bajan beauty was more than willing to partake in the photo opp and offered to snap the selfie herself when the phone slipped out of her hand and smashed on the hardwood. She then tweeted her apologies, “Sorry I broke your phone @SteveSoboroff :).”

To make up for the broken device, Rih reported for duty and then some by handing over $25,000 to Soboroff’s L.A. Police Foundation. The chief is set to make money for the cause after asking the singer to sign his phone and now listing it on eBay for auction. The highest bid standing is $10,100.00. Photo Credit: Twitter/ SteveSoboroff