Posted by Bossip Staff
Rihanna has come out of hiding:
On the eve of her 21st birthday, Rihanna was spotted in Los Angeles on Thursday night after spending nearly two weeks in seclusion following an alleged assault by Chris Brown. The singer was photographed in a car, reportedly heading to an airport, the same night a graphic photo said to show her battered face surfaced on the Internet, upsetting her father, who criticized police for their “sloppy work.”
On Friday, friends in Rihanna’s native Barbados marked her birthday by taking out an ad in the local paper wishing her a happy 21st “amidst all the negativity about Ri Ri. God will continue to bless her. I just really love that girl,” Sharon Thompson, who bought the birthday greeting, tells PEOPLE. “Some nights I cry because of what I’m hearing. It has me deeply hurt. She’s just so lovely.”
Damn, the way RiRi looked in that after-assault photo, we hope she is having a speedy recovery.