Basketball star Matt Barnes insinuated he is dating singer Rihanna, claiming they are a little past the “crush phase”.
Rihanna doesn’t play, shutting him down with an Instagram post.
RiRi posted a screenshot from the video of Barnes with strongly worded hashtags: “#bishwhere #thedevilisaliar #shesnotthatintoyou #shesnotintoyouatall #shesneverevenmetyou #thisactuallyhurtmyfeelings #defamationofcharacter”
Rihanna’s response was delivered after rumors surfaced that the two had gone on a couple dates but the singer seems to claim that they’ve never even met.
Matt was out playing softball at UCLA on Saturday and talked to TMZ.
Barnes said, “Rihanna is my friend right now, so we’ll see where it goes. It just passed the crush stage a little bit.”
Matt, who recently got traded from the Los Angeles Clippers to the Memphis Grizzlies, was asked whether the long-distance would be an issue, replying, “Nah, she’s rich. We’ll be all right.”
There have also been dating rumors swirling that Rihanna is dating Formula One racer Lewis Hamilton.
They were spotted together partying in Barbados for the country’s Kadooment Day parade.
Lewis and RiRi were also seen on Friday night as they arrived separately but at the same time to New York’s Griffin nightclub.
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