A man who goes by the names Ralph Alexander and Alec Mercer on Twitter has been reportedly stalking superstar singer Rihanna. The police began to investigate the alleged stalker after the man posted a death threat and additionally took a selfie outside the singer’s home in Los Angeles back in April.
As Daily Mail notes, a search warrant also uncovered that the stalker had also sent Rihanna a graphic 15-second video of a sexual nature. The publication shared the story back in April regarding the alleged stalker and his behavior towards the “Work” singer.
“Police were called to the Umbrella singer’s home on April 30 after the man posted a selfie outside her Los Angeles mansion. ‘Outside yo house,’ he wrote. However, by the time police arrived the man was gone. The alleged stalker also made a death threat to the singer online, writing ‘Should of killed @rihanna a minute back I would be good right now.'”
As TMZ relays, the recently uncovered video is disturbing to say the least.
“According to a search warrant obtained by TMZ, the man posted a 15 second ‘masturbation video to Rihanna.’ I’m not sure exactly what that means, logistics-wise, but whatever it is, it’s not good. The warrant also states that Rihanna fears for her life. “
The celebrity news site also shared additional frightening words that the man wrote.
“I use guns, bout to get a gun license.”
Thankfully the man is currently in a psychiatric hospital, where he will hopefully get the help that he clearly needs and can be kept from doing any harm to Rihanna or anyone else. Rihanna has indicated to the police that she is afraid for her life, according to the police report.
This is not the first stalking incident Rihanna has experienced over the past few years. In 2014, the beauty was the target of another terrifying incident, as Daily Mail relayed.
“In 2014, New York homeless man Kevin Mcglynn was arrested for delivering hand-written notes calling her a ‘b****’ to her SoHo apartment, as well as sending four letters to her LA home. Mcglynn was later sent to a psychiatric hospital, with the judge comparing his behavior to that of the man who shot John Lennon and calling him ‘a tragedy waiting to happen.'”
In 2013, there were two attempted break-ins at the singer’s Los Angeles home, while in October of the same year, security caught a man attempting to climb over her fence to also gain access to her home in the Pacific Palisades community. The week previous to that incident, intruders were caught on the star’s property while she was away on her Diamonds tour.
The latest information revealed by the police about Rihanna’s stalker and the inappropriate and sexually explicit video that was sent is beyond disturbing. Yet, the news of the stalker’s frightening actions and threats have not kept the talent from succeeding with her release of her latest album Anti.
The album was leaked via Tidal last week, which was followed by the star giving away 1 million free copies of the new music. Her first single off the album, entitled “Work,” features rapper and ex, Drake, and has been well-received.
As Billboard notes” [p]hysical copies of Anti, in both standard and deluxe formats, will be sold in stores starting Feb. 5. Billboard reached out to Spotify for comment about a streaming date for Anti; a representative said there was no information to share at this time.”
Watch a video for Rihanna’s single “Work” featuring Drake.
[Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images for The Clara Lionel Foundation]