Rihanna Receives Whitney Houston Portrait As Birthday Present

15 February 2012, 20:06 | Updated: 15 February 2012, 20:45

The 'Talk That Talk' singer has thanked producers Stargate for giving her an early gift to celebrate turning 24.

Rihanna has received a portrait of the late Whitney Houston as an early birthday present.

The 'You Da One' singer posted a picture of her gift on Twitter, after receiving the present five days early.

"A very special Birthday gift! Thank you StarGate and Brainwash… #DearWhitney," Rihanna tweeted earlier today.

Whitney Houston died last weekend (11th February) at the age of 48 after being discovered unconscious in her room at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles.

Rihanna was one of many stars to post a special tribute message after hearing about the 'I Wanna Dance With Somebody' singer's passing.

The 'We Found Love' singer said she had "no words" and couldn't think about anything else after hearing the news.

Rihanna is due to celebrate her 24th birthday on Monday (20th February) ahead of her performance at the BRIT Awards 2012 on Tuesday (21st February).

View a picture of Rihanna's birthday gift of a Whitney Houston portrait below (Credit: Twitter)

Rihanna's Birthday Present