Pop star Rihanna shed tears during a live performance of her song ‘Stay’ at a show in Lille, France.

The song — which is rumoured to be about ex boyfriend Chris Brown — features lyrics such as ‘something in the way you move, makes me feel like I can’t live without you’.

The 25-year-old starlet’s voice began to break as she performed the song on stage but her fans cheered her on as she screamed ‘Lille! I love you all so much. I don’t know what the f**k I’m crying about’ as she wiped tears away.

The singer posted a cryptic picture on her Instagram handle this week with the quote ‘I hate it when ex’s say..”I’m here for you if you need me” Where the f**k were you when we were together and I needed you’.

The mysterious message raised a few eyebrows with one follower, rachelmundayy saying: ‘This about Chris?’.

But other fans were quick to dismiss the picture as being a jibe towards the singer’s ex with one follower, juliewf, jumping to the star’s defence saying:  ‘how do you know this picture was relevant to that? Lol you don’t know what you’re talking about’.

Selena Gomez, Justin Bieber’s on-off girlfriend sent Rihanna’s Instagram into a further frenzy by liking the picture.

Like any other break up, it has not been easy for the singer after her spilt from Chris Brown who was spotted out and about with on-off girlfriend Karrueche Tran immediately after the break up.

But the singer appeared to be in better spirits after posting another friendly picture of herself on Instagram looking much more relaxed.