Looks like someone’s been taking cues from Justin Bieber.
Rihanna was more than four hours late to an appearance at a suburban Chicago high school on Friday … without a word to explain her extreme tardiness.
Although the event was set to begin at 1 p.m., the 2500 teens sat crammed inside Barrington High School’s gymnasium until the “Stay” singer made her grand entrance well after the clock struck 5 p.m. (Around 4:22 p.m., she tweeted that she was stuck in traffic.)
When she finally did show, Rihanna told the kids – winners of a video contest she sponsored – simply “Thank you guys for coming and waiting.” She then said some words of gratitude for their charity work, posed for a few photos, and then 16 minutes later, she was back out the door.
Although Rihanna may not have told the kids herself that she was sorry, Principal Steve McWilliams did say that the pop star had called him earlier in the day to apologize for initially planning to come an hour late at 2 p.m. … but clearly she didn’t make it anywhere near that time either.