Lolo Jones sure knows how to get the Internet talking. The 31-year-old Olympian made a joke about Rihanna's relationship track record, and the singer's fans didn't exactly appreciate the humor in her comment.
Yesterday (April 10) Jones tweeted, "It's amazing that Drake is hosting the @Espys but it's gonna be tough for him to hand out all those awards to Rihanna's ex boyfriends."
The tweet hasn't gotten a reaction from Rih Rih yet, and she may not even have to hit back—her "Navy" took some shots at Jones on her behalf. Jones was criticized for everything from her physical appearance to her showing at the 2012 Summer Olympics. She was also accused of having a vendetta against black women due to some of her older tweets. Last summer she caught backlash for comparing Rachel Jeantel (friend of slain teen Trayvon Martin) to the Tyler Perry character Madea.
Another tweet that didn't help her reputation was the hair advice she gave to a Black fan rocking an afro. "Lolo jones 4 Halloween.I just need a hurdle," the fan wrote with a picture in costume as Jones. The former hurdler replied back, "And a relaxer. I haven't rocked curls since h.s."
Jones has even riled up the sports community with her tweets as well. In October 2012, a paralyzed college football player jokingly challenged her to a race. Jones didn't know that the player was disabled and responded back, "Get checked for a concussion. clearly u've been hit in the head ... cos u arent beating a track athlete."
She later apologized for the tweet.
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