Rihanna thanks her “crazy” fans as she closes the Hackney Weekend festival

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.”


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She got up close with the audience during her performance, even asking one fan to help re-attach her battery pack to her bra.

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