Rihanna has paid £6,000 for a manicure.

The 'Rude Boy' singer, who is currently enjoying some time off from her busy schedule on her luxury yacht in the Mediterranean, flew out A-list nail technician Jenny Longworth to tend to her talons for the hefty sum.

Rihanna is said to have put the Revelon ambassador up in luxury accommodation after paying for her first class flights as well as the price of the sought after beautician's fees.

A source told the Daily Mirror newspaper: ''Rihanna is quite fussy and wants to be able to trust her glamour team. She's known Jenny for a while and loves her technique, so would prefer to pay for her to fly out to Italy than risk going to a stranger.''

''Rihanna also travels with a hairstylist to keep her luscious locks in check and is looking for an eyelash extension guru to work on her peepers.''

The 'Please Don't Stop The Music' hitmaker - who has been joined on the trip by her best pal Melissa Forde - was pictured smoking, drinking and dancing on videos posted to her pal's Instagram account and even lets her beloved staff join in the fun.

The source explained: ''Riri's staff love working for her as they get to party like rockstars aboard an extravagant yacht.

''Once you have entered the inner circle the perks are endless.''