Social media is where all of the shade is thrown. The latest shade can be found on Instagram and the shade thrower is Rihanna herself. Rihanna has 24.5 million followers on the social media platform, and earlier today she put NBA player Matt Barnes on front street for making it seem as if they had a romantic relationship–or a relationship of any kind.
Rumors that Riri and Barnes were dating sparked some time ago when the Memphis Grizzlies player made it very clear that he was a fan and member of the Rihanna Navy. Barnes made Riri his #WCW (Woman Crush Wednesday) on Instagram a few months back. He also flirted with her via Twitter in 2012 while she sat courtside at at Lakers game.
TMZ Sports caught up with Barnes’ ex wife Gloria Govan and she gave the two her stamp of approval … but only if she gets concert tickets! When TMZ asked Barnes what was really going on with him and Riri, and he said “[Rihanna and I are] just past the crush stage.” Rihanna must subscribe to TMZ, because she caught wind of that answer and took to Twitter to squash any link-romantically or otherwise-to Barnes:
Rihanna posted the picture of Barnes, which happens to be a screenshot from the TMZ Sports video, and captioned it with hashtags not only denying any romantic involvement but also throwing major shade his way: “#bishwhere #thedevilisaliar #shesnotthatintoyou #shesnotintoyouatall #shesneverevenmetyou #thisactuallyhurtmyfeelings #defamationofcharacter.” Awkward. Sorry, Matt. Maybe next time?
Barnes allegedly commented on the post and said, “Hahaaa wow.”
BUT, there are some men that RIhanna does claim (sorry Matt) and they are Karim Benzema and Lewis Hamilton.
As recent as a few weeks ago, Riri was romantically linked with Karim but a source told E! News that “Karim is fading out and it looks like Rihanna has only one guy on her mind, and that’s Lewis.” As far as Lewis is concerned, the source added that she is taking it slow and has not put a “label” on them yet.
The two have been caught on various trips together and seem to be getting pretty close. Maybe it’ll make Matt happy that she’s at least with another athlete? #Brotherhood?
When a bey-hive that’s constantly buzzing, a navy that never sinks, and a dollhouse full of barbs join together one could only imagine the amount of damage these three Queens will do together.
Earlier this year, rumors spread about an alleged collaboration between Beyonce, Rihanna and Nicki Minaj, but Nicki quickly put the rumors to rest. After new evidence of an alleged ASCAP image surfaced online, this rumor once again had the internet roaring.
Now it’s no secret that Nicki has teamed up with both of these R&B diva’s separately. With Bey and Nicki’s recent release of the Flawless remix, and Nicki and Rih’s hit single Fly – it’s no surprise if these three produce a chart topping hit together.
In a recent interview with HOT 97’s Ebro Darden, Nicki mentioned that a collab between the three of them would be “a great thing for black women.”
“I’ve been seeing the “Holy Trinity,” Beyonce, Rihanna, Nicki Minaj thing on Twitter and it cracks me up. They always get pictures of us in like the same color and they’ll put it together and tweet it to me, it’s so cute,” Nicki says. “I love both of those girls very much and that would be so dope for black women, especially in a time right now when black women are so scarce; we’re so copied and …..discredited. Not given our full props when we create.
So, of course that would be a blessing. I would love that. I don’t think that would ever happen but I’m just saying, I love that it shows that there is a desire for black women that have a powerful movement to join forces.”
Hmm, if the rumors are true I am beyond excited to hear the raw talent coming from these ladies. Do you think a collaboration between the three of them would be a great way to start off the new year?