Rihanna outside a building in Midtown Manhattan, New York City (August 25th 2009)

While Chris Brown was over 2,500 miles away getting sentenced in Los Angeles, his ex-girlfriend Rihanna was spotted by the paparazzi handling some business! The pop singer and her longtime friend/assistant Melissa Ford can be seen here outside of a building on her way to a business meeting in Midtown Manhattan, New York City Tuesday afternoon (Aug 25).

Rihanna outside a building in Midtown Manhattan, New York City (August 25th 2009) Rihanna outside a building in Midtown Manhattan, New York City (August 25th 2009) Rihanna outside a building in Midtown Manhattan, New York City (August 25th 2009) Rihanna outside a building in Midtown Manhattan, New York City (August 25th 2009)

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