The 24-year-old is said to have screamed "Don't you know who I am?" at staff from the Rose Club who attempted to escort her off the premises in the early hours of the morning.
Rihanna, who was reportedly drinking champagne and cocktails throughout the night, had allegedly jumped on a table, broken it and sent its contents crashing to the ground before security were called.
"Ri was telling the bouncers to get off and there was a scuffle. I don't think they recognised her," explained a source who witnessed the incident.
"They were trying to eject her when her girlfriends starting screaming, 'That's Rihanna, you idiots!'"
The star, who is rumoured to be performing at the London 2012 Paralympics closing ceremony on September 9, was eventually allowed to stay at the venue following protests from her friends.
"Before they got to the exit doors, they realised their mistake and the club manager ordered free drinks for the table. And a new table, of course," added the source.
Rihanna is said to have stayed at the Rose Club until 4am, before moving on to party at a friend's house for a further two hours. As she left, she and a friend jokingly posed for waiting photographers on a nearby scooter.
The singer has gained a reputation for excessive partying in recent months. She tweeted pictures of her bandaged foot after breaking her toe while bartending on a friend's yacht, missed a flight to LA after a heavy night of drinking and told her online followers: "U know life is great when u wake up at 9am DRUNK!!!!!"
She took to her account once again this morning (September 1) to play down reports of the Rose Club scuffle.
"Who the phuck jumps on a glass table and live??" she tweeted. "C'mon Sun, u gots to do better than that!!! #missingreceipts."
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