Rihanna <3's The LAPD, Gives Their Charity $25,000
The cell phone Rihanna dropped and broke while attempting to snap a selfie with L.A. Police Commission President Steve Soberoff at a Clippers game last week is now being auctioned off on eBay.The iPhone 5 not only comes with a shattered screen, but is autographed by Rihanna herself: "Sorry! I <3 LAPD. Rihanna." Also included are some LAPD wristbands like those seen in the selfie and the charger cable. The phone is still operational, but has been reset and wiped clean. Which is a bummer, really.
Soberoff is hoping that he can raise money for the LAPD's Cadet Program with the phone. The current bid is $1225 with a little under two whole days are left. However, the singer also donated $25,000 to The Cadet Program.
What exactly does The Cadet Program do? Well, being an LAPD Cadet is "a lot of fun," according to their website. If you're an underserved teen, you can sign up and have cops teach you about ethics and life skills.
In order to be eligible, you need to be between the ages of 13 and 20, have no serious arrests or convictions, be doing well in school and maintain a 'good moral character,'; among other items. Rihanna herself probably wouldn't have made a good cadet considering her Instagram account, before it disappeared, identified her as a 'bad gal.'