On January 24, 2024, the Élysée Palace welcomed distinguished guests: Rihanna and her partner A$AP Rocky, as well as French singer Kendji Girac. This meeting with the First Lady, Brigitte Macron, took place as part of an event related to the "pièces jaunes" campaign.
Photos shared on Instagram by Kendji Girac and his manager immortalized this moment. In these images, one can see the American couple and the French singer in the prestigious premises of the Élysée, alongside Brigitte Macron and other guests, including the sons of businessman Bernard Arnault, Alexandre and Frédéric.
The Élysée clarified that this meeting was part of the pièces jaunes campaign. An annual initiative aimed at supporting hospitals and improving the living conditions of hospitalized children. A gala is scheduled for January 26, with the participation of A$AP Rocky, K-pop group Stray Kids, Lisa from the group Blackpink, Maroon 5 and Gims.
For Rihanna, this is not her first visit to the Élysée. In July 2017, she had already been received by the presidential couple. The artist, present in Paris for the Haute Couture Fashion Week, had then expressed her admiration for the president and the First Lady, praising their warm welcome.