Rihanna Celebrates a Star-Studded 23rd Birthday

Sunday night saw many a celebrity siting as Rihanna celebrated her 23rd birthday in Los Angeles. The “Only Girl” songstress kicked off the night by performing at the halftime show for the 60th Annual NBA All Star game.

As if performing for thousands of fans isn’t birthday gift enough, not many of us can say our fans include the multitude of stars found in the stands that night– including Beyoncé, Jay-Z, Lil’ Wayne, Nicki Minaj, Bruno Mars, John Legend, Snoop Dogg, Stevie Wonder and that’s not all!

Rihanna, who could be seen canoodling with pop’s pretty boy Justin Beiber before her performance, took the sage in a tuxedo jacket (one of fall’s hottest new trends) to begin the show-stopping performance in which she turned the stadium into a orchestral thunderstorm with her hit single, “Umbrella.”

Rihanna soon ditched the tuxedo for a sexy sequined halter and was joined on stage by Drake to dole out hits from her newest record, Loud, as well as an appearance by a red and gold chain-clad Kanye West for the grand finale with a performance of “All of the Lights.”

After the game, the birthday girl headed to a private home in Beverly Hills to celebrate with close friends and, of course, some of the music industry’s biggest names like Diddy, Cee Lo Green, and Mary J. Blige. Guests were treated to red velvet cupcakes topped with frosted Barbados flags and an old school performance by Snoop Dogg and Warren G.

Bet you’ve never had a birthday party that big! Not bad for 23, huh? Check out the video of Rihanna’s NBA All Star performance after the jump and let us know what you think!


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