Rihanna Turns 21 With A Little Help From Her Friends

On her milestone birthday today, friends of singer Rihanna placed a special greeting for her in a local newspaper in Barbados.

Printed in the Nation News:

“Happy 21 Birthday to Robyn Rihanna Fenty.
Amidst all the negativity about Ri Ri.
God will continue to bless her.
That’s why you are so great, Ri Ri.
From Sharon, Shane, Kim and Rashane.
We love you.”

Oh good, now she can finally enjoy our little gift. By the by, she’s finally released a statement addressing Chris Brown’s attack on her:

“At the request of the authorities, Rihanna is not commenting about the
incident involving Chris Brown. She wants to assure her fans that she
remains strong, is doing well, and deeply appreciates the outpouring of
support she has received during this difficult time.”

Gallery Info: Rihanna at the 2009 American Music Awards.