RihRih had it poppin for her birthday this year:
Rihanna celebrated her 23rd birthday Sunday night by rocking out with some of music’s biggest names – but also found time for some quiet celebrating with old friends.
The pop star rushed to her party at a private home in Beverly Hills after performing at the NBA All-Star Game in Los Angeles. When she arrived, a party guest tells PEOPLE that she was treated to a taste of home – in the form of Sprinkles red velvet cupcakes with the Barbados flag imprinted on them.
She grabbed a full-sized confection, announcing, “I’m so hungry,” the source says. Before all her guests arrived, Rihanna managed to sneak away to party with her best girlfriends in a secluded room in the Beverly Hills house. When she later joined the main party, she sported a tight-fitting pink dress with some purple fringe around the skirt.
There, she greeted her high-wattage friends warmly. “She [gave] Ryan Phillippe and Zac Efron huge hugs,” the source says, adding that the two actors hung out together and chatted throughout the night.
Also on hand: Cee Lo Green and his crew, who were spotted noshing on some of Oxtail and plantains, as well as Mary J. Blige and Jay-Z, who were “laughing and having a blast posing for photos in corner of the party,” the source says. Blige also “squealed with excitement” when she caught sight of Diddy, and they shared a long hug.
Later, Snoop Dog and Warren G rolled in at 1 a.m. and proceeded to dance and sing along to some old-school hip-hop songs while guests cheered them on.
Joel Madden and Christina Milian were also celebrating with the birthday gal, and both them indulged in vanilla and red velvet cupcakes, respectively.
If we were Rihanna, we would’ve probably skipped Donald Trump’s charity event for this as well, however, we would’ve been a tab bit more honest about the situation. SMH.
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