Artists have been known to help their fans through all kinds of life problems, but this might just take the cake. According to a report from BuzzFeed, Rihanna has been helping one of her fans—who wishes to remain anonymous—through the process of coming out of the closet. He told BuzzFeed that he reached out to her through Twitter because he felt as though he didn’t have any one else in his life to talk to about it.
She didn’t just give him one piece of advice; she’s actually been checking in on his journey of telling his friends and family. “Baby it’s okay to be scared, but it’s more important to be who you are!” she wrote. “You are who you are, and as hard as it may seem, the best shit ever is freedom and peace within yourself!” The fan said that while coming out as a gay black man has been hard for him, Rihanna’s support has made him realize he should be proud of who he is. According to the report, he hopes to be fully out of the closet by July, when he’ll meet the Bajan pop star during her ANTI world tour.
It’s awesome to see the artist-fan connection transcending the music to help with someone’s real life problems. You can check out a bunch of screenshots from their conversation below, courtesy of BuzzFeed.