Rihanna Greets a Young Fan (PHOTOS)

Rihanna is a busy woman these days, what with her music career and budding side gig as an actress (she’ll be starring in the upcoming board-game adaptation Battleship). But that doesn’t mean that she can’t make time for the people that made her who she is.

The “Rude Boy” singer, whose new album, Loud, comes out on November 12, took time out while in New York on Wednesday to greet a crowd of fans—and, in particular, a young girl who appeared to be thrilled beyond belief to meet her idol.

Click through the photo gallery to witness Ri-Ri’s close encounter of the fan kind. And make sure to head over to Paparazzi-Razzi for more pics of your favorite famous people out and about.

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