By Sarah Bull
Risque: Rihanna wore a variety of sexy outfits including this PVC leotard with matching boots
Rihanna wowed fans as she kicked off her UK tour in Birmingham last night, despite being over an hour late.
The 22-year-old star finally made it on to the stage at the LG Arena more than an hour after she was expected to start the show.
But at least Rihanna had a good excuse for being late - she is said to have spent the time searching for a makeup mirror in her dressing room.
Coordinated: Rihanna looked as though she was thoroughly enjoying herself as she kicked off the UK leg of her Last Girl On Earth tour
However, the singer's late arrival on stage didn't seem to bother her thousands of fans who had travelled from far and wide to see the Rude Boy star in action.
And they certainly weren't disappointed.
Rihanna kept things sexy and fresh with a variety of risque outfits including a PVC high-cut leotard, a white ribbon bodysuit and a plunging sparkly one piece.
But the singer did maintain her dignity by wearing a nude bodysuit under her more revealing costumes.
Revealing: The Rude Boy singer wowed ans with this spiderweb-style bodysuit
Having a ball: Rihanna laughed and clapped as she was cheered on by fans at Birmingham's LG Arena
And the singer also had some interesting props for the performance - including a Mickey Mouse style hard hat and pink tank, which she rode on to the stage.
Rihanna performed a selection of her hit songs including Rude Boy, Disturbia, Take A Bow, Te Amo, Russian Roulette, Good Girl Gone Bad, Umbrella and Rehab.
She was also supported by British singer Pixie Lott, who took to her Twitter page after the show to tell fans: 'The show was amaaazinn cant wait for more'
Rihanna's two-week Last Girl On Earth tour will take in venues in Liverpool, Manchester, Sheffield, Nottingham, Newcastle, Glasgow and Belfast.
Heavy artillery: Rihanna straddles a pink tank wearing a Mickey Mouse hard hat for one song
Biker girl: She accessorised her sparkly bodysuit with some biker boots
She has also signed up to perform at the Capital FM Summerball, which takes place at Wembley Stadium on June 6.
Other stars performing at the huge concert include Usher, JLS, Cheryl Cole and Justin Bieber.
But while Rihanna is clearly in her element performing to fans worldwide, there is one person she misses when she is away from her hometown of Los Angeles - her boyfriend Matt Kemp.
Essex girl: Pixie Lott was the support act for Rihanna's show
She said recently: 'I’m touring and shooting videos for my next single so it’s going to be seven weeks before I see Matt again.
'We have to make do with Skype and phone, but I miss him. I can’t wait to see him again. It’ll probably be when I get back to America that we can hook up properly.'