Rihanna has proven time and time again that she’s not the kind of artist to take, well, crap from anybody. She’s fearlessly taken on rappers, singers and TV networks alike for speaking ill of her. The pop, superstar made it abundantly clear the other day when she verbally bashed a Daily Mail writer for calling her “pop’s poisonous princess.
The trouble began earlier this week when Daily Mail reporter Elizabeth Jones wrote an opinion piece about Rihanna and criticized the pop star for “Glorying in drugs, guns and sleaze” and for “going back to her abusive boyfriend, Chris Brown.”
The U.K. writer slammed Rihanna for “[promoting] drug-taking, drinking and the sort of fashion sense on stage that surely invites rape at worst, disrespect at least,” and “infecting our High Streets with her gun tattoos, her false nails and fake hair.”
Well, understandably, Rihanna didn’t take kindly to Jones’ words and she let loose her venomous wrath in a scathing Instagram post.
“LOL!!!! My money got a bad habit of pissing people off!! If you sincerely wanna help little girls more than their own parents do, here’s a toxic tip: don’t be amateur with your articles, you sound bitter!” wrote Rihanna.
Rihanna continued, “What’s all this about hair and nails and costumes and tattoos?? ….That s— ain’t clever!!! That s— ain’t journalism! That’s a sad sloppy menopausal mess!!!”
Rihanna went on to say that she’s never wanted or tried to be a role model to her fans.
“‘Role Model’ is not a position or title that I have ever campaigned for, so chill wit dat! I got my own f—– up s— to work on, I’ll never portray that as perfect, but for right now it’s ME!!”
Well, it’s not at all surprising that Rihanna responded this way. Her Instagram name isn’t “Badgalriri” for no good reason. She’s not the only star to lash out at the media. Check out some other times when stars challenged the media below. –nicholas robinson