Rihanna dedicated “Sweet Home Alabama” to her fans in Alabama during a special stop on her “LOUD” tour at the Jefferson Civic Center Arena in Birmingham last night. A long-haired RiRi, dressed in a torn denim bikini, covered the Lynyrd Skynyrd classic with her band. All proceeds from the show went to benefit local community relief efforts from the devastating tornadoes that tore through the state in early 2011.
“Hearing about the hundreds of lives that have been lost and the communities that have been so devastated by this disaster … I wanted to figure out a way to help,” stated the singer. “I’m hoping that bringing the LOUD tour through Alabama can provide a moment of relief and raise a lot of money for the charities we are working with.”