Rihanna made an appearance on the “X-Factor” last night alongside the man who gave her a record deal six years ago, L.A. Reid. At the mogul’s Hamptons home, Ri and her mentor judged the boys of the competition. Naturally, she made them go wild.
However, there was one contestant who caught her eye: a 14-year-old rapper she likened to her rumored man J. Cole. WATCH at the 5:30 mark.
(Pharrell shared his expertise with Paula Abdul’s “Over 30″ group, while Enrique Iglesias helped Nicole Scherzinger with the multi-member acts. Mariah Carey was supposed to help Simon Cowell with his “Girls” group but was a no show because her flight was grounded due to Hurricane Irene.)