The Mirror says Defoe pitched up at her sell-out gig at Londonâ€™s O2 and she invited him to hang out backstage.
Giving Jermain a huge hug, Rihanna started gushing about what a great player he was â€“ for arch-rivals Arsenal. Dâ€™Oh!
Rihanna told him: â€śOh, Jermain, you play for Arsenal, yeah? Iâ€™ve heard all about you.â€ť
Cue a cringe-worthy silence only broken when Defoe and his pals, including Spurs goalkeeper Brad Friedel, all burst out laughing.
RiRi, 23, added: â€śHaha. Gotcha. Only joking. Youâ€™d look great in red though.â€ť
Jermain then playfully poked her in the ribs and said: â€śYouâ€™ve got some banter on you.â€ť