Most people would probably be speechless if Rihanna showed up at her party, but when the business mogul surprised her fan, Samirah Abdullah, during her recent birthday celebration, she managed to handle the shock with grace.
On Wednesday, Abdullah reunited with his friends and his boyfriend to celebrate his 23rd birthday at Nobu NYC. It was there that, as a friend of Abdullah, Nini, explains in a TikTok video, the group noted that the singer was sitting across from them at the restaurant. Nini reached out to the Fenty Beauty creator and asked if she would join her table, telling her what it would mean “the world” if Rihanna took a picture with the birthday girl.
Nini reveals that Rihanna came up with the idea to surprise Abdullah – she ordered Nini to go back to the group and tell them that the star rejected her request. However, when the waiters brought out the cake, Rihanna walked over to their table, sang “Happy Birthday” and took a picture with them.
“She was so incredibly kind,” Nini says in her video. She also points out that Rihanna smells really good, which is no surprise.
Abdullah tells ET that although she stuck together, she was “just in awe” at the surprise. “I froze a bit, like this couldn’t be real life,” he adds. Fortunately, it has more than enough to show that it is.
Rihanna recently teased fans via Instagram that she might release new music soon, though it won’t be the album people were hoping for. In March, a fan suggested that the Barbadian native celebrate her most recent studio album, Anti, spending a full five years on the Billboard 200 releasing a song. In a response captured by Celebs Comments, the singer responded by saying, “I think I should. Just 1 tho lol.”
At this point, just one is all we need, Rihanna!