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Rihanna Sang a Beyonce Song for First Meeting with L.A. Reid

Rihanna Sang a Beyonce Song for First Meeting with L.A. Reid

Rihanna steps out wearing an “I Came to Break Hearts” hat while leaving a medical building on Thursday afternoon (January 7) in New York City.

The 27-year-old entertainer has been signed to Island Def Jam for many years and former label head L.A. Reid writes about meeting her for the first time in his memoir.

“She was a startlingly beautiful 17-year-old from Barbados. She opened her audition with a Beyonce song, singing, but the whole time piercing me with these laser eyes. I saw her determination, her commitment. I saw someone who was going to be a big star someday. My head was spinning,” L.A. wrote.

Read the full excerpt now on Billboard.com!

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