Saturday 20 July, 2019

Rihanna rocks Lebron 23, instead of Lakers BadGalRiRi 1

Larry Abel presenting Rihanna with her custom-designed Lakers jersey. PHOTO: lmamarinala IG

Larry Abel presenting Rihanna with her custom-designed Lakers jersey. PHOTO: lmamarinala IG

Larry Abel, Manager Business Development at Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG) - STAPLES Center in Los Angles intended to surprise Roby 'Rihanna' Fenty for her birthday, but she is never predictable.

Abel posted on Instagram, a photo of himself holding a Lakers jersey with Rihanna's Instagram name 'BADGALRIRI' printed on the back and wrote the caption:

"Getting ready to surprise a special guest tonight at the Lakers vs Houston Game. Did you figure it out yet? Stay tuned. @lakers @lakersnationofficial@nba #adayinthelifeofla"

He also shared a video clip showing the Laker Girls holding said jersey and saying, "Happy Birthday Rihanna, Love The Laker Girls'.

But they all got a surprise when Barbados' bad gal with a mind of her own, accepted the gracious birthday gift but preferred to wear Lebron James 23 jersey.

Handing it over to RiRi, Abel posted a photo captioned:

"Had to roll out the Red Carpet Tonight for Rihanna and could not come empty handed. Help her Celebrate her Special Day and wish Rihanna a Happy Birthday 🎁🎈🎂 @badgalriri @lakergirls@lakersnationofficial "

She got the jersey on Thursday, February 21, the day after her birthday.

In her Instagram story, Rihanna could be seen cheering loudly for Lebron and the Lakers from the suite where she was watching the game.  The LA Lakers went on to beat the Houston Rockets 106-111, and King James posted 29 points. In other sections of the media it was reported that one of the people accompanying the 31-year-old singer along with her friends was Hassan Jameel. 

We guess this birthday gift negates her birthday post of Instagram now. 

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