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No big Rihanna issue, say cops

No big Rihanna issue, say cops RIHANNA (FP)

Thu, December 27, 2012 - 12:08 AM

DID A GERMAN gatecrasher cause Barbadian superstar Rihanna to leave Barbados on Christmas Eve?

According to the British tabloid The Daily Mail, Rihanna beat a hasty retreat from the island following a “confrontation” with a German man  who wandered onto the  St James property  where she was staying.

“Rihanna’s idyllic paradise getaway with family and friends was ruined when a man identified as a German national gatecrashed her relaxing party. The male fan allegedly attempted to make his way inside the star’s house as she spent her day with friends,”  the paper said.

It quoted website TMZ as reporting that the man, who was wearing nothing but a pair of swimming trunks, was quickly ushered away by Rihanna’s security team after making his way  into the property.

However, the Royal Barbados Police Force said last night there was no actual confrontation and the matter was not a cause for any alarm.

“We responded to a report made by her security team where it was reported a man had wandered onto the property where we were told Rihanna was staying and had left.

“From our investigations, no one  was harmed or in direct danger,” Inspector David Welch, police public relations officer, told the DAILY NATION.

The Daily Mail reported TMZ as stating the matter was a “giant misunderstanding” and that Rihanna, 24, “no longer felt safe in the grounds of the mansion and decided to leave  on Christmas Eve”.

Welch said the  police did their duty and cleared the man of any wrongdoing.

“Police would have spoken to members of her protection detail about the incident. The man was later seen, interviewed and eventually allowed  to leave,” he said.

Rihanna was subsequently photographed spending Christmas Day with Chris Brown as they took in  a Los Angeles Lakers basketball game in the United States. (CA)

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Posted by J. Payne 1 year, 10 months ago
She needs as much security as R. Garcia now or wah?

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Posted by Cheese On 1 year, 10 months ago
The last paragraph is why she left. To go meet Chris Brown!
Rihanna comes here and locals don't bother her only the international paps, I doubt she was in any danger!
She wanted to spend Xmas with the man who abused her full stop.

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Posted by young dennis 1 year, 10 months ago
RIHANNA got de 'VAPORS' for the tatooed fella and decided to leave her family to be with him.


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Posted by Bim Bum 1 year, 10 months ago
I wonder about INTENT on the part of the German.

Rihanna knows why she got up and left -on Xmas Eve of all times.
She must have felt unsafe enough to make that move.

NOT a very secure property, by the way,
if a non-Bajan could just wander on to the property
without her "security" not having a clue
-to the point where German Joe got to within 10 ft. or Rihanna??

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Posted by Frank Husbands 1 year, 10 months ago
Now isn't that publicity for Barbados ?

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Posted by Judy Freeman 1 year, 10 months ago
No one wants to harm Rihanna - She probably had plans to meet up with the love of her life anyway. Strangers have gotten within inches of Rihanna before and nothing was made a big deal of it - why now? Smh.....the media is doing its job of twisting things around as usual!!!!!

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Posted by mandissa dejon 1 year, 10 months ago
International newspapers and tabloids too like to blow up stories .The girl obviously had no intentions of staying here .Her mission was accomplished and she was going to jet back to her sweet heart anyhow. Maybe for properties like the one she stood in they ought to pay for the extra security they want .Some people want to get their news out what ever the cost to the innocent .

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Posted by Rico Cave 1 year, 10 months ago
Because somebody get 10 ft close to you your scared for your life smh.If you could find the money to buy that big house you should find the money to buy security systems

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Posted by Leonard B 1 year, 10 months ago
Surely there was a mistake here, or, some very misguided assumptions. I do not remember reading that Rihanna specifically stated that she hurriedly left Barbados for security reasons. I do not believe that anyone would leave Barbados with a murder rate of almost zero and head to LA with its multiple digit murder rate in search of safety. It just does not make sense. Break-ins, street robbery, rapes, kidnapping, etc, etc are all significantly higher in LA than Barbados. I therefore conclude that Rihanna would be much safer in Barbados than in LA and I am sure that she knows it. Let's get the facts before this story gives Barbados undue negative publicity. This wonderful island does not deserve that LB.

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