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Rihanna rents 'modern acropolis' after security breaches

Rihanna has moved out of her $US15-million mansion and rented another home in Los Angeles for $US60,000 ($64,000) per month in an attempt to ward off stalkers.

The house – which was built in 1996 for a German businessman who requested "privacy, rest and repose" – boasts seven bedrooms, nine bathrooms and 18-metre-high ceilings, according to real estate agency Haus Angeles, which refers to it as "The Fortress" because of its industrial-looking interiors and concrete-and-steel walls.

The three-level main house (there is also a guest house on the 2000-square-metre property) can function as an art gallery thanks to its high ceilings, and boasts a state-of-the-art kitchen designed and decked out by the Porsche Design Group.

Downstairs, there is a gym, three-car garage, sauna and 12-person spa. Upstairs, the master bedroom – complete with two showers and spa baths – was designed to "feel like a yacht, with burl wood added for warmth".

Lady Gaga lives down the street from this "modern acropolis".

Rihanna's move follows two separate safety incidents last year. The 26-year-old singer took out a restraining order against a man who broke into her neighbour's house after assuming it was hers. Another man was then caught crawling on the roof of her former home.

Fairfax Media