Rihanna shoots down Matt Barnes' claim they are past the crush stage

Published Monday, Aug 17 2015, 16:20 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
Rihanna has rather sensationally and publicly shot down basketball star Matt Barnes after he suggested the two had a future together.

The athlete spoke about Rihanna when chatting with TMZ cameramen this week, saying: "Rihanna is my friend right now so we will see where it goes…"

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When asked if they had a future together, he replied: "Yeah. Possibly. I think it just passed the crush stage a little bit. Just a little bit though."

As for whether his move to Memphis would affect their relationship, he joked: "She's rich. We'll be alright."

All very funny on the surface… but not to Rihanna who hit Instagram to publicly slam Matt and his interview.

Although a screenshot from the TMZ video she added a string of hashtags including, "The devil is a liar. She's not that into you. She's not that into you at all. She's never even met you. This actually hurt my feelings. Defamation of character."


Matt's response? Well, it's claimed he left a comment on Rihanna's picture saying 'Hahaaa wow'. What that means, we have no idea!

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