JOHANNESBURG — Despite fears of her fans, Rihanna finally landed in South Africa on Sunday.
The 25-year-old superstar arrived at Jo’burg’s OR Tambo International Airport at around 4pm.
She was greeted by not more than 50 fans who screamed and gave chase after they expected her to emerge from the international arrivals terminal on the ground floor.
But when they spotted her catching a lift to the first floor of the airport, they raced towards her and her bodyguards had a tough time keeping them at bay.
Rihanna appeared friendly and waved to fans while several bodyguards manhandled them out of the way.
She was surprised to see her friend Tazz Msika, who came to greet her at the airport, and gave him a warm hug and kiss.
Msika, the grandson of former Zimbabwe Vice-President Joseph Msika, said he had hung out with the pop superstar in Barbados and in London. Rihanna frenzy has reached fever pitch in the run-up to the South African leg of her Diamonds World Tour this weekend.
Earlier on Monday, the steamy starlet appeared to be teasing her South African fans on Twitter with threats of a no-show.
— City Press