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The Bajan singer and Goulding swapped numbers at V Festival
It may seem an unlikely pairing, but Rihanna and Ellie Goulding have struck a new friendship at the weekend.
Both singers were performing at V Festival and Rihanna personally requested to meet the "Starry Eyed" musician, who stopped for a chat in one of Rihanna's fifteen dressing rooms.
The stars later swapped numbers, and Goulding was the only artist allowed to watch Rihanna perform from the side of the stage. Goulding and Rihanna have yet to confirm whether this new friendship will end up in a music collaboration.
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