'My heart cried and smiled all at once': Rihanna posts sweet snaps of herself and sick grandmother
19:56 GMT, 18 June 2012
She paid tribute to her father on Twitter before heading off to see her grandmother in hospital so it was certainly a family-focussed day for Rihanna.
The Talk That Talk singer was seen heading to visit her relative Clara 'Dolly' Brathwaite in New York.
Rihanna has been making regular visits to her grandmother since the elderly lady was diagnosed with cancer.
Tender touch: Rihanna posted a series of snaps with her grandmother to Instagram including this intimate picture
And the singer was certainly on hand to put a smile on Dolly's face during her visit.
She posted: 'My heart smiled and cried all at once #grangranDolly'.
In another snap the 24-year-old singer is seen placing her trucker cap on Dolly's head.
Young at heart: The singer was also seen putting her trucker cap on her elderly relative who is suffering from cancer
Hands on: Rihanna also posted a snap of her hand with Dolly's
She posted: '#grangrandolly Truk your girl'.
Rihanna also uploaded a picture of
her hand with her grandmother's along with the caption: 'She still has
the most beautiful hands.'
of Rihanna are familiar with Dolly and in March the singer documented a
birthday party held for her grandmother in New York.
Last week Rihanna found herself surrounded by controversy after her ex-boyfriend Chris Brown and Drake were involved in a brawl together.
Keeping cool casually: Rihanna had donned a grey jumper with a pair of jeans and a trucker gap to visit her grandmother
Family focused: The 24-year-old singer had also tweeted a snap of herself to her dad to celebrate Father's Day
The pair were caught up in the ruckus at WIP nightclub in New York which left several people in hospital.
The fight is thought to have broken
out because of tensions over a note Drake is alledged to have sent Brown
that read: 'I am f****** the love of your life.'