RiRi: Tardy For The High School Party

Rihanna showed up several hours late for a special appearance at a Chicago high school, but most say it was worth the wait.


Looks like Rihanna has some of the greatest fans in the world.

On Friday, the singer popped by Barrington High School in Chicago to meet some of her biggest and most talented fans after they won a video contest.

The problem? Riri was some three hours late to the meet-and-greet, a delay she blamed on traffic.

“This Chicago traffic is not working,” she wrote on Twitter, along with a photo from her vehicle.

The “Diamonds” songstress then proceeded to share facts about the kids from Barrington High School, including their work for the American Cancer Society and raising money for a tornado that hit Missouri last year.

Despite her tardiness, Rihanna was still welcomed with open arms when she finally arrived at 5:35 PM local time, the Chicago Sun-Timesreports.

“It was a really long wait, but Rihanna is so inspirational,” freshman Batul Yawer told the paper.

“It’s cool to have such a huge star here,” added fellow freshman Jamie Brown.

Rihanna first planned her visit to BHS after seeing their student-produced video that included their community service and volunteer work.

“I think you guys really come together as one and help each other out in your community,” she told the young crowd on Friday.

RiRi is currently on the North American leg of her Diamonds World Tour. The 25-year-old, who played Chicago’s United Center on Friday night, will take the show to St. Paul, Minn. on Saturday, followed by three shows in Canada.

Check out a video of Rihanna's visit to Barrington High School, above. Then tell us: are you catching Rihanna in concert this year?

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