Man, look. Sliding in the DM is risky, especially in the era of screenshots, GIFs and social media’s incessant need to treat one’s life.
But one Rihanna fan said eff it and took a risk. After all, being in pain will make you reach out to anybody, and this particular person happened to be healing from a breakup … or at least that was his “in.”
“Hey Robs…how did you get over your first hearbreak,” Twitter user @WaladShami sent the “Work” singer in a private message. “I’ve been struggling.”
Surprisingly, as if Badgal Riri didn’t have other things to do, she responded.
“Just believe that the heartbreak was a gift in itself! Cry if you have to, but it won’t be forever!” she wrote back. “You will find love again, and it will be even more beautiful! In the meantime enjoy all that YOU are!!!!”
Of course, @WaladShami, whose Twitter profile list his name as Samer, shared the exchange with the world.
— Samer / سامر (@WaladShami) June 21, 2017
Rihanna is one of the few stars who actually interacts with her fans. She didn’t just make Samer’s day, she also made the day of a bunch of hopeful members of the #RihannaNavy.
Well played, RiRi.