The singer has flown five of her biggest fans to her home island of Barbados as a thank you for their support.Twitter

Rihanna has flown five of her biggest fans to her native Barbados as a thank you for their support.

The We Found Love hitmaker is said to have selected the group based on the "devotion and love" they have showed her during her career.

According to the Sun, the diehard fans spend huge amounts of money following the singer around the world.

RiRi acknowledged their loyalty by paying for s airfares and luxury accommodation at the exclusive Sandy Lane Hotel.

She also invited them to her family home on the Caribbean island for tea.

A friend said: "She wanted to show them how grateful she was. She figured the best thank you was to cook them tea in her hometown."

The 24-year-old star, who was recently dropped by skincare giant Nivea, has been announced as the official face of Barbados.

Stefan Heidenreich, the new CEO of Nivea's parent company Beiersdorf, insisted that the singer was too sexy and should have been "a no go" to protect the brand's family image.

She will now star in tourism adverts for Barbados over the next three years.