Rihanna decided to mix it up with the people this week with a trip to Southern California’s famed Venice Beach on Monday (March 22, 2021). Accompanied by her besties, including Melissa Forde, Rihanna visited multiple shops, filmed locals and also bought a painting from a street vendor.
When asked for a selfie by a group of boys on bicycles outside of a store, she not only obliged but put her creative director talents to use by sitting astride one of their bikes for an even more memorable photo.
Filmed happily skipping from the walkways to the beach, Rihanna chopped it up with her friends and then took to a bicycle and rode off into the sunset, no doubt causing her bodyguards’ blood pressure to shoot up a few notches.
While leaving the beach, Rihanna spotted Oren Michaeli, who had performed as a dancer during her 2010 Last Girl on Earth tour. On Instagram, Michaeli posted an image from when he had introduced Rihanna to his first-born son during the tour’s stop Miami stop . During their brief meeting at Venice he was thrilled to be able to introduce her to his second son.
Reflecting on the chance meeting on Instagram, Michaeli wrote, “She straight up got out the car and took some pics with us she was so cool with my kids it was dope to see her and Mel again after all these years !! All I gotta say Rihanna is a real one!! Super humble human being since day one , still grounded and Solid.”
While the trip was a fun one, Rihanna’s ‘fit was of course on point. Dressed in head-to-toe leather, the Bajan beauty paired a black pair of leather pants with a two-tone Avirex varsity jacket. While Rihanna is an established fan of vintage, given the brand is planning to relaunch with a varsity bomber collection in fall 2021 it could be a jacket from the upcoming collection.
Check out Rihanna’s fun day at Venice Beach below.