May 22 2013 Latest news:
Sarah Ingrams, Reporter
Monday, June 25, 2012
Rihanna thanked her “crazy” fans at the BBC Hackney Weekend for making it “such a memorable show” yesterday.
The US singer brought the two-day festival on Hackney Marshes to a close with fireworks and a special appearance from her musical mentor Jay-Z.
The rapper joined her for three songs, including Umbrella, after Rihanna sung during his headline set on Saturday.
The 24-year-old’s first song of the night was Only Girl In The World and she closed the concert with smash-hit single We Found Love on a stage backed by a giant sphinx.
Rihanna said: “Hackney, you guys are crazier than they told me.”
She got up close with the audience during her performance, even asking one fan to help re-attach her battery pack to her bra.