#SocialBite: Rihanna Clowns Matt Barnes on Instagram

Rihanna, Matt Barnes

#SocialBite: Rihanna Clowns Matt Barnes on Instagram

NBA player claims they're dating, she says she's never met him.

Published August 16, 2015

Rihanna dating Matt Barnes? Nope! The singer was quick to clear up the rumors — spread by the NBA player himself — that they're hooking up, by calling Barnes out on Instagram. 

"#bishwhere #thedevilisaliar#shesnotthatintoyou #shesnotintoyouatall #shesneverevenmetyou #thisactuallyhurtmyfeelings #defamationofcharacter," she wrote in an all-hashtag post, accompanied by a screen grab of Barnes' discussion with TMZ, during which he said he and RiRi have gone out a couple of times and, "we'll see where it goes."

"When asked if there is a future for their romance, Barnes told the gossip site, "Yeah, possibly, possibly. I think it just passed the 'crush stage' a little bit."

Not even close, according to Rihanna, who is rumored to be dating racecar driver Lewis Hamilton after recently moving on from Real Madrid player Karim Benzema. As her hashtags explain, she says she's never even met Barnes.


Meanwhile, the basketball player's estranged wife Gloria Govan didn't waste any time weighing in on their rumored relationship. She told TMZ last week, "whatever makes him happy," as long as she gets some concert tickets sent her way. 

Looks like neither of them are gonna get what they want from RiRi.

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Written by Evelyn Diaz


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