25 year-old Rihanna, who was spotted yesterday with her bestie Melissa Forde leaving their Park Avenue hotel in New York City, has now decided to address the reports about her “allegedly” hooking up with Knicks baller J.R Smith.
After a few pics surfaced over a week ago, showing Rihanna partying with Smith at Greenhouse nightclub in NYC, many media sites were reporting that the two are now an item…again…following her split from boyfriend, Chris Brown.
The “Stay” singer was confronted on Instagram by a Smith fan about the reports, and she then replied:
Also, Riri is suing British retail giant Topshop–chaired by billionaire Sir Philip Green— for $5 million for selling T-shirts bearing her image without her consent.
A source tells the NYPost, the singer’s team had tried to negotiate with Topshop owners Arcadia Group for eight months over the rights to her image, “but they offered her $5,000 and said they don’t care.”
Rihanna has now hired international law firm Reed Smith to file the suit in London.
The source then adds, “Rihanna’s management asked Topshop a number of times to stop selling her image, and were told, “Go to hell, we do what we want.” Unfortunately, UK law does not protect the artist.
The singer says she’s being exploited by Topshop and will be making a statement about it. She has now reportedly spent $1 million in litigation and has handed over details of her fashion deals with Armani and River Island, a competitor to Topshop in the UK.
Plus, Topshop now retails in the United States, and have outlets in Manhattan. The case is now in discovery.