Rihanna sighting on October 1, 2012 in New York City. Credit: Alo Ceballos/FilmMagic

These boots were made . . . for being on display

Rihanna stepped out in NYC on Monday wearing very expensive snakeskin boots. The anaconda over-the-knee Tom Ford boots retail for a $2,980! 

The "We Found Love" singer, 24, showed off her legs in the pricey footwear by wearing short black shorts. She proudly showed them off while taking photos with fans.

Later that night, Rihanna was spotted making out with ex Chris Brown at NYC's Griffin nightclub, a source confirmed to Us Weekly. On Wednesday night, Rihanna and Brown, 23, attended Jay-Z's sold-out concert at the Barclay's Center in Brooklyn. A source told Us the former couple were "cuddled up" during the show. "They walked into the VIP section together. He had his arm around her."

Brown told Us on Thursday that he and aspiring model Karrueche Tran have ended their romance after a year of dating. "I have decided to be single to focus on my career," Brown said. "I love Karrueche very much but I don't want to see her hurt over my friendship with Rihanna. I'd rather be single allowing us to both be happy in our lives."