The 27-year-old had been expected to attend the prestigious Union Nationale des Footballeurs Professionnels (UNFP) Football Awards Ceremony in Paris … but RiRi called, he was out!
Instead, Neymar turned up the Boumboum nightclub down the way in Paris to help Rihanna celebrate the launchof her new luxury fashion brand.
Neymar posted a pic of the two hanging out with the caption … “Queen and powerful woman @badgalriri.”
As for Mbappe … he did okay (even without Neymar to support him) — winning the Ligue 1 Player of the Year award … along with the Young Player of the Year.
Careful Neymar … Mbappe is the new hotness.
And if you’re not careful, he might skip YOUR next award ceremony when Rihanna calls him!!