Rihanna was said to be “disturbed” last night after an obsessed male fan got to within just 12ft of her at her holiday villa.
Rihanna, 24, was lounging by the pool when the stalker was grabbed by security staff.
He had calmly walked on to the balcony of the secluded home in her native Barbados.
A witness said: “The guy got to within about 10 to 12ft of where Rihanna was sitting before he was apprehended by security. He looked fairly harmless but it was a little too close for comfort.”
The man is said to have travelled to the Caribbean island specifically to try to meet the star, who has been seen on the balcony every day since arriving for the Christmas holidays.
Wearing just shorts he had reached the ten-bedroom villa by swimming on to a beach at the back.
He was arrested and quizzed by local police but last night was released without charge.
Rihanna is with several friends at the Cove Springs property on the island’s exclusive west coast. Past guests have included Simon Cowell.
On Saturday, fans saw two sides of Rihanna — bearing gifts and baring her her body.
She was snapped holding a baby girl as she gave cash to a cancer unit — then posed in a sexy swimsuit with a cigarette.
First, wearing a demure white dress, she gave £1.1million to buy vital medical equipment for the oncology department at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in the capital Bridgetown.
Then, as photos appeared on Twitter of her good deed — Rihanna stripped off and struck a naughty pose back at her villa. She posted it on her Instagram photo page under the name Bad Gal RiRi.
Earlier, the Diamonds singer had made her generous donation in memory of her beloved grandmother Clara “Dolly” Braithwaite, who died of cancer last June. The unit has been renamed after Clara.
Rihanna said: “This was my way of giving back to Barbados. I believe that this will have a huge impact. This was all done to save lives, or at least extend them.”