Rihanna and her friend/assistant Melissa Ford on their way to a Bar in NYC (August 25th 2009)

Rihanna and Melissa Ford (her assistant & best friend) were spotted Tuesday night (Aug 25) as they made their way to a Bar in Downtown Manhattan to meet some friends for a few drinks. Check out that smile on her face, we haven’t seen her this happy in a while! Looks like someone’s happy that domestic violence case is over with…

Speaking of being happy, Rihanna reportedly partied the night away Tuesday night with Serena Williams, Queen Latifah and Paula Patton at Greenhouse nightclub in downtown New York City.

“Rihanna was dancing all night,” says a spy. “Chris looked like the furthest thing from her mind.”

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