By _YBF

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Rihanna is back in the Big Apple after spending a few days in Havana, Cuba. Peep pics of the Pop princess trekking through the rain to hit the NYC party scene and flicks of her grabbing breakfast with Real Madrid soccer player Karim Benzema in the wee hours of the morning inside….

It has been raining cats and dogs in NYC over the last few days. But, that hasn’t stopped Rihanna from hitting the party scene. After turning heads in a sequined Discount Universe gown at Escuelita nightclub Sunday night, the Pop princess was back out for another round of partying.

This time last year, Rih was busy shutting down the carpet at the 2014 CFDA Awards in a custom hand-embellished Adam Selman fishnet dress to accept the Fashion Icon Award.

Last night, the Bajan beauty (rocking new bangs) skipped out on this year’s CFDA Awards to party it up in the Meatpacking district at posh hotspot The Griffin.

Braving the rain, Rih tiptoed inside the nightclub holding her umbrella (ella, ella, ella) rocking a pair of busted-knee jeans, a black tank, a black leather jacket and black bumps.

Afterwards….

All that partying must have worked up an appetite, so the Dior spokeswoman decided to grab a bite to eat at Latin eatery Coppelia Diner (open 24/7) around 5am this morning. Oh…and she had a guest. RiRi was joined by Real Madrid soccer player Karim Benzema. Mmhmm….

Around this time last year, Rih tweeted her support to the footballer during the World Cup Series tweeting:

@Benzema I feel your pain right now!

— Rihanna (@rihanna) June 25, 2014

He responded:

@rihanna No pain no gain, thanks for the support !

— Karim Benzema (@Benzema) June 25, 2014

We’ll keep them on the “just friends” list…for now.

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