• The singer has been privately messaging a fan with words of encouragement (Getty Images)Source: Getty Images
“Baby it’s okay to be scared, but it’s more important to be who you are!"
Bianca Soldani

14 Apr 2016 - 2:05 PM  UPDATED 14 Apr 2016 - 2:05 PM

Rihanna has been quietly helping a fan come out of the closet via a series of heartfelt, supportive and encouraging messages.

The unidentified man shared his private Twitter chats with the "Work" singer to BuzzFeed News, saying the star's words materially helped him come to terms with his sexuality.

It wasn’t just a one off either, as the pair have been going back and forth for quite some time with the fan updating her on the people he’s confided in.

And to top things off, they will finally have the opportunity to meet for the first time later this year when he attends one of the singer’s Anti tour shows.

The heartwarming story comes after Australian YouTube sensation Troye Sivan came out for a bisexual fan live during one of his concerts.

Troye Sivan comes out for bisexual girl on stage at concert
Singer Troye Sivan, who is currently on tour in the States for his Blue Neighbourhood album, read a note from a fan asking him to come out on her behalf.

While performing in Washington last month, a girl in the audience threw a note onstage that asked the 20-year-old to come out to the audience (that included her mum) on her behalf.

"Are you sure?" he asked, and after getting the go-ahead read, "If you are reading this, can you announce that Kelly is bisexual, please?"