Yesterday both Lady GaGa and Rihanna met their fans at a Best Buy. Rihanna was scheduled to start meeting fans at 5pm. After leaving her fans in the cold for three hours she finally showed up. She then got out of there as quickly as she could.
Lady GaGa met her fans in Los Angeles, was on time and had pizza delivered for everyone in line.
Now, being late could have been out of Rihanna's control, although since her people didn't come up with any reason at all I'm guessing she didn't have a good reason and was willing to take the chance her fans wouldn't leave. She is probably right. Her true fans probably didn't leave, but those who were on the fence about liking her or wanted a reason to like her probably won't find one.
Meanwhile, Lady GaGa never had to worry about her fans leaving her but also probably won a bunch and had her good deed plastered all over the airwaves which probably found her even more fans. I noticed that yesterday she didn't go to the extreme in her outfit either. Oh sure it looks like she is wearing a pillow on her back, but at first glance it looks kind of normal which means she probably had the pizza thing in mind and knew cameras would be there and use the footage from last night. Smart. Very, very smart.