Broken phone signed by Rihanna fetches $66,500 on eBay

Broken phone signed by Rihanna fetches $66,500 on eBay
Talk about making lemonade out of lemons. Pop star Rihanna was attending an NBA Playoff game between the Clippers and the Thunder last week in L.A., when the person in the seat next to her asked if she would mind taking a selfie with him. Perhaps Rihanna was nervous about the game, or maybe she had too much popcorn butter residue on her hands. Regardless of the reason, she dropped the phone.

As it turned out, the person sitting next to Rihanna whose phone she broke, was L.A. Police Commission President Steve Soboroff. The law enforcement official decided to make the best out of the situation by having Rihanna sign the back of the phone. And then Soboroff did what any red-blooded person would do. He auctioned the phone on eBay.

The phone, which did work although it was sporting the cracked screen, sold for an incredible $66,500. Soboroff donated the entire amount to the LAPD Cadet program, and Rihanna even added an additional $25,000 of her own money. Overall, it was a great day for the LAPD.

Amazing how some ink can turn a $200 handset into such a valuable property.


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60 Comments

1. sarb009

Posts: 322; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

But I would not pay more than $66.

5. Duketytz

Posts: 534; Member since: Nov 28, 2013

If I were famous, I'll be signing stuff and selling them off!

19. appleDOESNT.com

Posts: 456; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

"And then Soboroff did what any red-blooded person would do" NOT TRUE!... Most of us would of kept the scrilla not donated it

2. darkkjedii

Posts: 30875; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

She is the definition of "smoking hot". Goodness gracious!!!

4. T.Law

Posts: 423; Member since: May 10, 2014

That would be Beyonce. Rihanna's meh.

11. Gemmol

Posts: 793; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

I prefer rhi rhi

20. darkkjedii

Posts: 30875; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Me too, but it's kinda like apples to oranges, both are bomb.com.

15. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

That's where you are wrong and, sadly, for the first time ever, I agree with that transfer-wielding token-popping (and pooping) bus driver. Beyonsay is all stylist team and make-up; if you wanna know what she really looks like without the Max Factor paint job just look at her foot-stompin' JayCee-kickin' sister, Solangaaay. I'm not a huge Rihanna fan by any means but, the girl can rock anything!!

18. darkkjedii

Posts: 30875; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Beyoncé too bro. Love em both +1 T.Law, have you seen Beyonce's Partition video? Smooooooooooookin hot man. Wow!!!!!!

42. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Don't you have a wife to love lol?

46. darkkjedii

Posts: 30875; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Having a wife doesn't make me blind. It makes me loyal to my wife.

47. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

He actually goes around PA making everyone his best buddy

49. darkkjedii

Posts: 30875; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

No, you're simply mad cuz you're a worthless troll, who's life is bothering people on PA. While I come here for fun, to kick it, and chat with people from around the globe. My best friend, never comes to this site, and swears by HTC. Your useless attempts to troll, have failed once again. You're sad dude, I'd hate to see what you actually look like in person, I can imagine based on this site being your life.

25. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

True Beyonce songs are better

35. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Her eyes are smokin' and I some how find her hair also very attractive!! WHATABOMB!

37. darkkjedii

Posts: 30875; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

You have 20/20 bro. Lol, that chick that chick, that chick...

45. Sauce unregistered

Smokeshow

50. iLoveAmexica

Posts: 47; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

yeah but only if ur black

3. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Whoa Rihanna is fugly as he*l! Looks like an alien lol.

6. adwienc

Posts: 136; Member since: Mar 26, 2014

She looks awful. Also her songs...meh.

7. T.Law

Posts: 423; Member since: May 10, 2014

Too bad, having money doesn't make you smart.

8. peace247 unregistered

even her sh#i will sell for 1000s of $ on ebay

9. peace247 unregistered

*sh#t

10. Xion.

Posts: 2; Member since: May 17, 2014

"Amazing how some ink can turn a $200 handset into such a valuable property." Ahem... $200 headset? Last time I checked, it's around $800 for that junk.

12. smallworld

Posts: 517; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

My god, people are so jealous on this site.

21. darkkjedii

Posts: 30875; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

You can say that again, just plain haters. Rihanna is rich, beautiful, and talented. She'll have her haters. I friggin love her, nothing like a small shapely woman. That's why I keep my wife working out.

22. adwienc

Posts: 136; Member since: Mar 26, 2014

Haha! Are You comedian? If not, You should

23. darkkjedii

Posts: 30875; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Not a comedian, a man.

29. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

As well as a smart classic flame war troll Also he's a full grown man but with a mentality of kids Camping outside with wife Lmfao

38. CanYouSeeTheLight

Posts: 1122; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

Wait, you are calling him a "flame war troll" but you are the one dishing out lame attempts at dissing him? Nice try TROLL.

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