Rihanna's Boyfriend Has Special Birthday Plans

Singer's 21st B-day was a bust last year, so beau Matt Kemp is making sure this year's celebration goes smoothly

By Ashley Fultz Feb 19, 2010 5:15 PMTags
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What a difference a year has made for Rihanna!

The singer turns 22 on Saturday and will ring in her birthday with a very "private and intimate" bash thrown for her by her boyfriend, Dodger Matt Kemp, sources tell E! News exclusively.

Ri-Ri's record label had reportedly planned a big carnival-themed bash for her in NYC for her 21st last year, but it was canceled due to the craziness surrounding the Chris Brown attack. Instead, the songstress spent a quiet evening with friends at the movies, seeing Madea Goes to Jail.

So what's in store this year?

"(Matt) really wanted to do something nice for Rihanna this year since she didn't have much of a 21st birthday last year," says one source.

According to the insider, Kemp originally wanted to throw Rihanna a surprise party, but eventually Rihanna caught on and now knows there will be a small get-together.

E! News has learned that the party will be a low-key night with Kemp and Ri-Ri's "closest friends, good Jamaican food, a photo booth, dancing and a nice cake."

Party spies tell us the event will be held at a private residence in Phoenix, where Kemp is currently staying for spring training and where Rihanna arrived to yesterday from Australia to be with Kemp.

Hope all your wishes come true, Birthday Girl!


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