A suspected stalker has broken into Rihanna’s home and he allegedly spent 12 hours inside, US prosecutors say.
Eduardo Leon, 27, has been charged with stalking, first-degree residential burglary, vandalism and resisting arrest.
The Barbadian singer, songwriter and actress was not home at the time of the alleged incident in Los Angeles on 9 May.
Leon, from Fullerton, California, is due to appear at the Foltz Criminal Justice Centre on Monday.
The suspect is accused of hopping a fence and entering a house owned by Rihanna in the Hollywood Hills.
He allegedly spent 12 hours inside the home and was arrested the next day after being discovered by the singer’s assistant.
If convicted, Leon faces a possible maximum sentence of six years in prison.
The case is still being investigated by the Los Angeles Police Department.
Born in Saint Michael, Barbados and raised in Bridgetown, Rihanna recorded demo tapes under the direction of record producer Evan Rogers and signed a recording contract with Def Jam Recordings after auditioning for its then-president, hip hop producer and rapper Jay-Z.
In 2005, she rose to fame with the release of her debut studio album Music of the Sun and its follow-up A Girl like Me (2006), which charted on the top 10 of the US Billboard 200 and respectively produced the successful singles “Pon de Replay”, “SOS” and “Unfaithful”.