Rihanna Escapes London Hotel Fire

Rihanna, Instagram

By Zachary Swickey

Smoking hot Rihanna had to evacuate her hotel in London yesterday after a fire broke out in one of the elevator shafts.

The Barbadian-born singer was rushed out of the Corinthia Hotel in Whitehall around 6 a.m. Thankfully, the fire was only minor, but around 300 hotel guests were evacuated from five-star digs, reports Metro.

It didn’t take long for Ri Ri to take refuge in a cab and tweet pictures of the incident onto Instagram.

“Roamin da streets since 6am! Fyah in da telly #evacuationlife,” she wrote.

Rihanna, Instagram

A spokesman for the hotel explained that the fire started “at approximately 6.30am, one of the service elevator motors burnt out. There was a slight discharge of smoke and because of our robust fire management policy, the alarms were activated and a full evacuation of the building was carried out.”

He further elaborated: “As a matter of procedure, the fire brigade were called to carry out full safety checks throughout the building. All guests were safely accounted for and allowed back into the hotel soon after 7 a.m.”

With Rihanna safe and sound, she can continue her string of successful European shows. On Sunday night (June 24) she appeared with Jay-Z at BBC Radio 1’s Hackney Weekend festival.

Next, she’s set to headline the Wireless Festival, taking place from July 6-8 at London’s Hyde Park, for about 65,000 fans. Other notable headliners include Drake and DeadMau5.