Rihanna’s love life has always been a hot tabloid subject, but usually the conversation is sparked by Rihanna herself or the rumor mill. However, this time around Rih Rih found herself making headlines after NBA player Matt Barnes claimed that he and the pop superstar are dating. Unfortunately for Barnes, Rihanna didn’t have a nice reaction at all to his claims.
Rumors of a potential romance between Rihanna and Barnes began months ago when the Memphis Grizzlies player made Rihanna his #WCW on Instagram. And more rumors surfaced just last week that the two have been on at least two dates. Even Barnes’s soon-to-be ex-wife, Gloria Govan, heard about the rumors and gave her stamp of approval about Barnes dating Rihanna.
However, things for Barnes took a bad turn this weekend when he spoke with TMZ and claimed that he and Rihanna are “more than friends.”
“Rihanna’s my friend, right now. So we’ll see where it goes,” Barnes said when a photographer asked if he’s dating Rihanna.
But when Barnes was asked if he has a romantic future with Rihanna, he replied, “Yeah, possibly. I think it just passed the crush stage a little bit.”
Barnes even claimed that Rihanna would fly to see him in Memphis if they did get together.
Well, when Rihanna got wind of Barnes’s interview, she quickly fired off a scathing response denying his claims.
Check out her response after the cut.