News: Rihanna Balls So Hard W/ NY Knicks Bad Boy In South Beach

Tuesday, May 29, 2012 1:23PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Grammy-winning singer Rihanna may have hung out alongside ex-boyfriend Drake over Memorial Day Weekend, but the hitmaker was reportedly down in Miami with New York Knicks guard J.R. Smith.

According to reports, RiRi heated up the Miami scene with the popular Knicks star.

Rihanna definitely has a type. Sources tell us that the "We Found Love" singer has found another tattooed bad boy to stoke her considerable passion: New York Knick J.R. Smith. We hear the danger-loving Barbadian beauty and the ballplayer have been quietly keeping time together for weeks, and one down-South source tells us that they were "definitely hanging out" in Miami this weekend after Smith's run-in with cops there on Thursday. Smith, 26, was picked up in South Beach on an outstanding bench warrant for driving without a valid license. He reportedly bonded out on Friday, in plenty of time to hang with the pulchritudinous pop star over the Memorial Day weekend, and that coincided with the culmination of Urban Beach Week, which the Miami Herald called "South Beach's biggest party of the year." Our source says Rihanna, 24, partied at LIV nightclub in Miami's Fontainebleau Hotel Sunday night and was joined there by Smith. (New York Daily News)

Photos of RiRi and Drizzy Drake emerged online on Memorial Day.

Rihanna and Drake have a quite interesting relationship. The "We Found Love" singer and the So Far Gone rapper got super close in Miami recently when the pair was photographed hugged up in Club Liv. They both seemed to be having a great time, with Rihanna appearing to be feeling the effects of her libations as she leaned again Drake. If you're worried, don't be, Rihanna is having the time of her life, living it like it's golden. Drake and Rihanna have been extremely friendly with one another for a while now. Drizzy dropped a few lines about her in a few of his songs, but who knows ... things could get serious this time around! (Global Grind)

The speculated couple also partied it up in New York City earlier this month.

Rihanna's love life has very much been a topic of conversation these days, and according to In Touch Weekly she was spotted with New York Knicks player J.R. Smith at New York City nightclub Veranda a little over a week ago showing some serious PDA. "They were very flirty in the club all night and holding hands," an eyewitness told the magazine. "She was sitting on his lap and was really into him." Another source added "He is the team's most controversial player, so it's no wonder that Rihanna likes him." (RapFix)

Despite the hype, the award-winning singer downplayed dating gossip back over the winter.

"I'm not looking, [but] I would not tell you that [being single] is something to enjoy. Single life is just so overrated. It sucks. You always want to be single when you're in a relationship, but it's no bueno," she tells Jonathan Ross. As for why the beautiful pop star wants to find a man sooner rather than later, Rihanna reveals, "I think that I have such incredible experiences that, you don't want to live your life and meet someone; you want to share your life with someone. That's what I'm missing right now." Rihanna's list of things she's looking for in a man isn't a long one; in fact, it's quite simple: "I'd love to date someone cool, fun ... funny." (RumorFix)

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