Days later, the “Real Housewives of Potomac” cast member is speaking out about the exciting encounter.
“I am so honored,” Karen said during an interview with Hollywood Life on August 10.
As Bravo fans may have seen earlier this month, Karen was chatting with her fans and followers about the latest drama of the show’s fifth season when Rihanna popped in.
Looking back on the headline-grabbing moment, Karen said that when it comes to her co-host, Luenelle, she believes the two of them have great chemistry. So, that added with the fact that Rihanna weigh in on the conversation made for a great online segment.
“When [Rihanna] chimed in with Luenell and I — I love Luenell, love her, love her, love her. We have a magic chemistry and we always have from day one and to have Rihanna chime in was just such an honor and to have her give support and to say she was proud of me for my hustles and my businesses, I really appreciate that,” Karen said.
According to Karen, she feels that she is a mentor figure to the younger generation and because Rihanna is younger than her son, she gained some major street credibility when Rihanna gave her a series of shoutouts during her live chat.
“[The] younger generation, they’re doing the dang thing. And I feel like as a mentor — I think she’s a year younger than my son, so that makes me super freakin’ cool, OK? I’m just sayin’ me and RiRi? OK!” Karen said.
As Karen chatted with Luenell last week, Rihanna logged into the room and told Karen she was “proud” of her.
“Proud of you Karen,” the singer wrote in the comment.
Understandably, Rihanna’s message sent the rest of the Instagram Live attendees into a frenzy, with one fan writing, “Rihanna commenting on Karen Huger’s IG Live is the best thing that’s happened in 2020.”
But Rihanna wasn’t done there and proceeded to share a number of other comments, including “Oh shooooot!! Kareeeennn” and “What’s up FAVES?!”
As for whether or not she and Rihanna chatted privately after the Instagram Live, Karen wouldn’t say.
“I wouldn’t tell you guys if she did DM me [after the interview]. I wouldn’t! I wouldn’t! Because this thing called fame, it brings a lot with it, so it would be an honor and I would keep that confidential. Whenever she wanted to be live with me, she’ll be live with me and I with her,” she teased.