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Rihanna Has A New Boyfriend in Real Madrid Player Karim Benzema

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I must say, Rihanna has some weird ass taste in men. From Chris Brown to Leonardo DiCaprio, she doesn’t necessarily make the best choices when it comes to dating. But now she’s got a new man on the scene, Real Madrid player Karim Benzema, and I can’t quite figure out how I feel about that yet.

From Bang Showbiz:

The ‘Diamonds’ singer has been on a string of dates with the Real Madrid soccer player in recent weeks after first meeting at the World Cup tournament last summer and the 27-year-old beauty has reportedly told friends the relationship feels very different to her past romances with the likes of Chris Brown, Drake, and Leonardo DiCaprio, because she got to know him well through calls and texts first.

A source said: “It’s taken a long time for the relationship to get off the ground but she says that’s what makes it so special.

“He’s the first guy she’s actually gotten to know before diving in head first.

“She’s been telling people she’s never experienced anything like this in her life and that she trusts him like her best friend.”

And Rihanna is said to have been “completely swept off her feet” by the French sportsman – who has 16-month-old daughter Melia from a previous relationship – and friends are astonished by her transformation.

A source told LOOK magazine: “Rihanna seems to have undergone a major transformation. She’s gone from saying that she doesn’t believe in monogamy at all, to talking about how she just wants to be with one guy.

“It’s all because of Karim, he’s completely swept her off her feet.”

We know this isn’t complete bullshit given that they have been photographed together, but that doesn’t necessarily mean anything. I mean, it likely means they’re at least sleeping together, but since when is that a relationship? Especially in Rihanna’s world? (Seriously, just ask Drake.)

I suppose she could do worse, so stay tuned to see how this goes.

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Kelly Clarkson Covers Rihanna’s ‘Bitch Better Have My Money’

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Y’all know I stan for Rihanna (not actually, but in spirit), but even I have to admit I’ve been a bit underwhelmed by everything we’ve heard from R8 so far. That is, except “Bitch Better Have My Money” which isn’t quite as good as some of her past singles but is still pretty good. And Kelly Clarkson apparently agrees with me, as she chose to cover “BBHMM” while in BBC Radio 1′s Live Lounge yesterday.

Feast your eyes (ears) on this:

Obviously the song loses a bit of its spark given that you can’t say “bitch” on British radio at 11am, but I do love Kelly and think it’s hilarious and adorable that she decided to do this song. Also, I just had to Google how short Kelly is, because she looks downright miniature in this video. (For reference, she’s 5’3″!)

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Rihanna “Doesn’t Give A Dick” About Leonardo DiCaprio

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Rihanna is getting ready to release her new album, R8, at SOME point – God only knows when, since even though she’s released three singles from it already, there’s not a release date in sight. But she’s hitting the promo trail pretty hardcore leading up to it, and her latest interview is with V Magazine, in which she goes neon, gets her ass out and tells us all that she doesn’t give two shits about rumours that she’s hooking up with Leonardo DiCaprio, among other things.

On her relationship with Leo staying private: “Do I even give a dick about that anymore?”

On responding to people who say she’s taken time off: “I didn’t actually take time off. The past two years are the hardest I’ve ever worked. I’ve been working on two albums, an animated film, shooting for multiple magazines, designing for Puma and Stance [socks], a new line of fragrances, a summer tour, I launched my first annual Diamond Ball at the end of last year, and I’ve also been developing several projects to be revealed in the near future.”

R8: “Dude, I’m in love with my interludes. This one called ‘James,’ joint is on constant repeat. [The album is] soulful and aggressive, whether it’s lyrically, musically, or just the tone of my voice.”

“The thing that made me fall in love with [‘FourFiveSeconds’] is the juxtaposition of the music and the lyrics,” she told V. “When you read the lyrics it’s a completely different song than what you are hearing. The music is easygoing, but the lyrical content is very loud and in your face. In performing this, the key was to make sure the aggression wasn’t lost.”

Yikes. I gotta say, I stan for Ri, but she actually released ‘James’ this week and frankly, I’m not all that impressed:

Like, what? No. I want this to be good, I really do. I refuse to give up on the queen.

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Rihanna Went Shopping For 4/20 Snacks

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Have you looked at the calendar? Are you aware of what day it is? I left my stoner days behind a long ass time ago, but Rihanna is still going strong with her love for Mary Jane, and she took a few friends for some pre-holiday prep. And by that I mean, they bought a shit ton of snacks to eat while they’ve got the munchies, obviously. They didn’t come out and say that in the video, but I think it’s pretty obvious what’s happening here:

I mean, hey – at least it’s not cocaine, right? I’ve got no idea where the hell they are – it almost looks like a hotel shop, which it could very well be. It also seems like they’ve closed it down while RiRi and her friends are in there, which is the biggest perk of being a celebrity. I don’t need any tourists crowding the narrow ass aisles while I’m trying to get those Oreos on the bottom shelf!

Anyway, happy 4/20, y’all!


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Rihanna Swears She Wasn’t Snorting Cocaine In This Video


Rihanna has always insisted that she’s got no interest in being a role model, and good for her – why should she? She loves drinking, partying, smoking copious amounts of weed… and snorting coke? It would seem so, though Rihanna denies it. You see, a video popped up online on Tuesday showing RiRi chillin’ with her friends Melissa Forde and someone else whose name I don’t know. Ri is in the background rolling a blunt and seemingly doing lines.

However, Rihanna wasn’t too happy with the suggestion that she was snorting shit up her nose, so she took to the video’s comments section to tell all the haters off and deny that shit:

Well, that sorts that out. Only… it sorta doesn’t because it totally looks like Rihanna was doing cocaine, right? I stan for Rihanna either way, but come on.

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Rihanna pranks Jimmy Kimmel by waking him up at 1am

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Jimmy Kimmel has pulled plenty of pranks in his day, but how often has HE been pranked? Not that often. Rihanna decided to take care of that and showed up at his house at 1am to jump on his bed, throw money and sing her new single at the top of her lungs. (And yes, I’m aware this hit the ‘net yesterday, but it’s good enough to post today.)

I wouldn’t necessarily call this a “prank” – to me, a prank entails sorta pulling one over on someone, rather than just turning up and surprising them. Either way, Jimmy’s reaction – or perhaps non-reaction is a better word – is amazing. Imagine being awakened from a dead sleep in the middle of the night by Rihanna? He looks so confused. I love it.

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Rihanna releases new single ‘Bitch Better Have My Money’

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Rihanna has been teasing us with the prospect of new music for a while now, and while our ears have been tortured by that terrible ‘FourFive Seconds’ shit, I think we’re all more than ready for a true Rihanna banger to get the warmer season started, right? RIGHT.

So, here we have the second single from the upcoming R8 album. It’s called ‘Bitch Better Have My Money’ and features some very touching lyrics, such as:

Bitch better have my money!
Y’all should know me well enough
Bitch better have my money!
Please don’t call me on my bluff
Pay me what you owe me
Ballin’ bigger than LeBron
Bitch, give me your money
Who y’all think y’all frontin’ on?
Like brrap, brrap, brrap

This is perfect since, you know, RiRi has been talking lately about how she wants the new album to really focus on the meaningful:


Anyhow, here the song is in all its glory:

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