Rihanna was so upset when Leona Lewis was punched by a fan in October (09), she felt as though she had been personally attacked.
The Bleeding Love hitmaker was photographed leaving a London shop clutching her head and sobbing after a 29-year-old man allegedly hit her in the face during a book-signing.
And the incident infuriated Rihanna, who is still coming to terms with a vicious fight with ex-boyfriend Chris Brown in February (09) that left her bloodied and bruised.
She says, "I got so mad. I got mad like it was me (who was punched). I couldn't believe it happened to her, of all people. It's so disappointing when people behave like that. Why? She's so sweet. She is just a beautiful, beautiful spirit. You don't want any bad things to happen to her."