Rihanna makes school kids wait for hours for 12-minute event

Singer Rihanna turned up more than three hours late for an event where almost 2,000 schoolchildren were waiting to meet her.

The 24-year-old had to attend a meet-and-greet session with the students of Barrington High School in Illinois and thank them for raising US$40,000 for Joplin town, Missouri, which was flattened by a tornado in May last year.

However, bad traffic delayed the singer's arrival.‘After she was late for more than three hours, we wondered if the event would actually happen,’ thesun.co.uk quoted. ‘But because her staff members were also waiting with us, we felt she was ultimately going to get there,’ he added. Rihanna later rued on Twitter: ‘This Chicago traffic is not working.’She even praised the school's efforts.

She stayed at the school for just 12 minutes, got photographs clicked with the young fans and distributed tour tickets and left.


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