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Yahoo! features Monday’s ‘TakePart Live’ announcement: Rihanna’s donation of $25,000 to the Los Angeles Police Foundation

“Rihanna Makes Good With Lapd After Selfie Mishap”

By Hallie Stephens
Yahoo! – May 14, 2014 –

No one says “I’m sorry,” quite like Rihanna. The 26-year-old attended the Los Angeles Clippers playoff game against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Friday and sat courtside next to L.A. Police Commission President Steve Soboroff. But when the two decided to snap a selfie together, RiRi accidentally dropped his phone on the court, cracking the screen.

Instead of simply replacing the broken cell, the “Stay” singer took to Twitter, writing, “Sorry I broke your phone @SteveSoboroff :)” and then donated $25,000 to the Los Angeles Police Foundation which benefits cadets from underprivileged backgrounds and the families of fallen officers. The announcement of her generous donation was exclusively revealed on Monday’s TakePart Live. Soboroff replied on the social media site, tweeting:

While the pop star didn’t break his new phone, she did autograph the broken one with, “Sorry! I ♥ LAPD. Rihanna.” Soboroff has since put it up for auction on eBay to raise funds for LAPD’s Cadet Program and The Los Angeles Police Memorial Foundation. As of Wednesday morning, the bids were already over $8,000.

Check out the video to see the autographed phone and be sure to tune into “The Insider” on TV tonight for the latest in entertainment news.