Grammy-winning singer Rihanna has shot a jolt of fierceness directed at New York Knicks guard J.R. Smith just hours before his team goes into an elimination game against the Indiana Pacers.
RiRi blew up Smith’s image by going off on him with a murderous social media post Thursday (May 16).
The Pop Diva, who is known to sit courtside at NBA games, aired out Smith in response to a Knick fan’s accusations that she was to blame for Smith’s god-awful 28% shooting against Indy. Smith had been linked to the Bajan beauty after he was seen partying with her at her tour after party after the Knicks netted their only victory of the series in Game 2. After @peruvian_gawd called out the Unapologetic chanteuse on IG, he posted a screengrab of her incendiary response. “f–k you and your wack ass team!!,” Rihanna wrote. “Nobody don’t want that desert thirsty n—-a!!He fuckin up cus his ass be hungover from clubbing every night during playoffs!! So your issue ain’t with rasshole me.” (RapFix)
Smith and RiRi were recently spotted hanging out together in New York.
Before being suspended for elbowing Celtics guard Jason Terry in Game 3 of the first round, Smith was excellent, shooting 48 percent, including 4-of-9 from 3-point range. Last week, Rihanna and Smith were pictured partying at Greenhouse, a club in Manhattan. The two were rumored to be dating last year. Rihanna appeared to be replying to someone commenting on one of her photos when she outed Smith’s hard-partying exploits. (NY Post)
The disses follow a slew of forgettable performances by this year’s NBA Sixth Man of the Year.
J.R. Smith has been shooting the ball terribly during the playoffs, and Rihanna says that’s because the New York Knicks guard is hungover from partying in clubs every night. Smith shot the ball well in Games 2 and 3 of the Knicks-Boston Celtics series, which the Knicks won in six games. He went 13-of-27 (48 percent) including 4-9 (44 percent) on 3-pointers those two games. But after being suspended for Game 4 of the series for his elbow to Jason Terry in Game 3, Smith began shooting terribly. Smith has shot an abysmal 28.6 percent from the field since Game 5 against the Celtics. No surprise, New York has struggled accordingly and only gone 2-4 in those playoff games. Now Rihanna has an explanation for his struggles. (Larry Brown Sports)
Last May, romance rumors connecting Rihanna and J.R. hit the ‘net.
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)