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Bono partying in Monte Carlo with 'bad boy' rapper Chris

Bono looks to have formed a new friendship while he's been unwinding on the French Riviera.

The U2 frontman is currently kicking back in the south of France where he bumped into American rapper Chris Brown over the weekend in Monaco.

The Dubliner may not have too much in common with the 25-year-old singer, who was arrested for assaulting his former on/off girlfriend Rihanna in 2009, but it appears the Grammy-winning duo happily partied together while on a night out in Monte Carlo.


Chris shared a picture of himself and dad-of-four Bono among a group of pals on his Instagram page.

In another photo of the group is Pauline Ducruet, the daughter of Princess Stephanie of Monaco, as well as Bono's actress daughter Eve.

The 23-year-old has been busy promoting her new television drama series The Knick, in which she plays a New York nurse, but has been given some time off to catch up with her famous dad.

The Hewson family own a house in the seaside village of Eze-sur-Mer and regularly spend time there with friends. Bono's U2 bandmate, guitarist The Edge, also owns a property nearby, and they have been seen over the years on the French Riviera togetherwith close pals including Penelope Cruz and George Clooney.

When he's not partying in trendy hotspots with rappers and royalty, 54-year-old Bono is often spotted out and about with his wife Ali Hewson.

The couple, who have been married for 32 years, got kitted out in cycling gear to take a trip around the area last week.

Meanwhile, top model agent Andrea Roche bumped into another hip-hop superstar over the weekend.

The mother of one was in Ibiza with her husband Rob White were celebrating their wedding anniversary when they spotted P Diddy in the VIP section of a trendy nightclub.

Andrea and businessman Rob wed at the Atzaro Hotel in Ibiza in 2012 and left their daughter Sophie at home to celebrate two years together.

Tipperary-born Andrea got chatting to Diddy, whose real name is Sean Combs, and told the Herald that he's a big fan of the Emerald Isle.

"He's very fun and chatty, he actually said he loves Irish people and so does his mum - that's why he's called Sean," Andrea said.

"He was staying on a huge yacht there he goes to Ibiza every summer and it's his favourite place to be," she added.