Rihanna Has Been Helping A Closeted Gay Fan Come Out To His Friends, Family

Buzzfeed

A Rihanna superfan has opened up about the support he has been receiving from an unlikely source – singer and songwriter Rihanna!

The 28-year-old music icon has been giving a gay closeted man some heartfelt advice on Twitter as he struggles to come to terms with his sexuality:

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The fan, who wishes to remain anonymous, tells Buzzfeed that RiRi has been checking in on his journey as he has slowly been coming out to friends:

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The fan says he opened up to Rihanna about his sexuality about a month ago because “he felt like he didn’t have anyone else to talk to who would understand.”

Rihanna has been championing him to come out ever since:

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Buzzfeed adds:

The fan told BuzzFeed it’s been hard for him to come out as a gay black man, but Rihanna’s messages have helped him realize that he shouldn’t be ashamed of who he is.

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The fan hopes to be fully out of the closet by July when he’ll be meeting Rihanna for the first time during her Anti world tour. <3 riri05

Rihanna fans (and even some of her haters) have been commending the singer for her act of kindness. Kimberly writes: “I never cared for her…I always thought of her as self entitled and pretentious — BUT, if this is true, she obviously has a huge heart and I judged her too harshly! Glad to be proven wrong because she did a very nice thing for that young man!”