Ri-Ri may have figured out the only way to make a cracked iPhone screen is to add value to the phone.
The pop singer, 26, was seated next to Los Angeles Police Commission president Steve Soboroff at a Clippers game last week. Noticing that they were both wearing LAPD wristbands, Soboroff asked her to pose with him in a picture.
While attempting to take the selfie, Rihanna accidentally dropped the phone, cracking the screen. But Soboroff got more than a celebrity photo and a broken phone out of the deal. On Thursday, an anonymous bidder paid $66,500 to buy the phone in question on eBay.
“Half of the money raised will go toward the LAPD Cadet program crisis,” Soboroff wrote on his auction listing. “The other half of the money will go towards the Los Angeles Police Memorial Foundation, to support the families of fallen officers. We have tragically lost five officers since March 7, 2014.”
“Thank you Rihanna and all of her wonderful fans who have made this story go viral, and for your interest in supporting the Los Angeles Police Foundation,” he continued.
Rihanna, who apologized and donated $25,000 to a police charity after the incident, also signed the phone: “Sorry! I (heart) LAPD. Rihanna.”