Rihanna broke Steve Soboroff’s phone whilst taking a selfie last week…Rihanna has not only donated $25,000 to the Los Angeles Police Foundation after she dropped L.A Police Commission President Steve Soboroff’s iPhone last week as the pair took a selfie at a Clippers game, but the incident has also managed to raise a further $60,000 because Steve is now auctioning off the broken mobile for charity.
Rihanna is literally the only girl in the world (no pun intended) that could turn dropping an iPhone into an incredibly positive thing, but she has managed to do just that with the image of her smashing the phone quickly doing its rounds online.
The story quickly went viral, with Rihanna tweeting after the incident: “Sorry I broke your phone @SteveSoboroff :)” before Steve went on to spread the word about his eBay auction, with the bids continued to get higher and higher, with the Bajan beauty also signing the case with “Sorry! I love LAPD, Rihanna.”
According to TakePart.com, Rihanna was listening to Soboroff tell her about the tragic death of an LAPD officer before they took a selfie at last weekend’s game.
“I told her that a photo with us wearing LAPD wristbands would bring a huge needed smile to the faces of our 10,000 men and women LAPD officers,” Steve said.
Rihanna agreed, he continued, so “I hand her my iPhone [to take the] selfie, as she said she knows how to do it.”
“Trying to pose and show the wristbands was tough, and her hands were full anyway, so the phone fell on the floor,” Soboroff says. The phone already had a crack, says Soboroff, “but this fall shattered the screen!”