Truth rating: 10
11:48 am, June 25th, 2013
On Monday, journalist Elizabeth Jones published a story on Rihanna titled, “Pop’s poisonous princess: Glorying in drugs, guns and sleaze, Rihanna’s toxic role model for her army of young fans,” in which she slammed the performer for “going back to her abusive boyfriend, Chris Brown,” posting photos of marijuana, and wearing racy clothing.
Jones chastised Rihanna for “[promoting] drug-taking, drinking and the sort of fashion sense on stage that surely invites rape at worst, disrespect at least,” and “infecting our High Streets with her gun tattoos, her false nails and fake hair.”
The “Diamonds” singer was NOT happy with the story.
Rihanna fired back at Jones via Instagram, posting a photo of Jones (above) and blasting her reporting in the caption.
The star wrote, “LOL!!!! My money got a bad habit of pissing people off!! If you sincerely wanna help little girls more than their own parents do, here’s a toxic tip: don’t be amateur with your articles, you sound bitter!”
Rihanna continued, “What’s all this about hair and nails and costumes and tattoos?? ….That sh*t ain’t clever!!! That sh*t ain’t journalism! That’s a sad sloppy menopausal mess!!!”
The performer went on to defend herself against Jones and others who have called her a role model to young girls, saying, “‘Role Model’ is not a position or title that I have ever campaigned for, so chill wit dat! I got my own f**ked up sh*t to work on, I’ll never portray that as perfect, but for right now it’s ME!!”
Rihanna also mocked Jones’ writing, saying, “Toxic was cute, Poisonous Pop Princess had a nice ring to it, just a lil wordy!”
She concluded by calling out the Daily Mail journalist’s inaccuracy in reporting that Rihanna got her first American Vogue cover in November 2012.
“And P.S. my first American Vogue cover was in 2011…APRIL!!!” added Rihanna.
What do you think of Jones’ article and Rihanna’s fiery response?
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