Rihanna flew five fans to Barbados

(BANG) - Rihanna has flown five of her favourite fans out to her home island of Barbados to join her for a vacation. The 24-year-old star made the gesture to recognise the huge amounts of money the chosen few spend following her around the world. The 'Where Have You Been?' singer paid for them to stay in the upper range accommodation of the Sandy Lane hotel and then invited them over to her house for tea. A source said: ''She wanted to show them how grateful she was. She figured the best thank you was to cook them tea in her hometown.'' Rihanna recently took Oprah Winfrey on a tour of the Caribbean island. She gave the popular talk show host a private tour of her native island when she visited her for a special in-depth interview for an upcoming episode of 'Oprah's Next Chapter'. Rihanna teased fans on twitter by posting a picture of the pair in her car along with the caption: ''Look who popped up in my hometown Barbados...Top notch.'' Oprah admitted to being pleasantly surprised by the ''refreshing'' superstar and announced that the special episode of 'Oprah's Next Chapter' will air in America later this month. The TV presenter tweeted: ''What a refreshing surprise she is!... Rihanna interview is August 19th. Didn't want to compete with Olympics! But worth the wait. She brought it!'' (C) BANG Media International