No one tugs on Rihanna’s sleeve.
Correction: No one tugs on Rihanna’s sleeve and gets away with it.
At a Monday concert on her Diamonds World Tour stop in Birmingham, England, the singer hit a fan with her microphone while she was performing her hit single “We Found Love.”
Ri-Ri walked down to the front row to greet fans -- accompanied by a detail of bodyguards -- and as she made her way through, one overzealous concertgoer got hold of her billowy sleeve and began to tug at it, as seen in YouTube footage of the concert.
It was pretty clear that the 25-year-old pop star was having a hard time moving forward, so she turned around, bopped the unidentified clinger with her mike and promptly made her way back through the crowd.
Several reports, and the video, say the fan was hit in the face, though it’s hard to tell from the footage.
However, it wasn’t an accident, according to Sky News and Huffington Post UK, leading us to believe that the feisty pop star has taken a page out of Beyoncé's Sasha Fierce fan-blasting handbook.
"[Rihanna] just hit someone with her mic on accident haha oops,” the publications said a fan tweeted.
And, in response, Ri-Ri reportedly tweeted that the bonk was on “purpose,” saying the fan “won’t let me go.” However, no such tweet was visible on her profile on Wednesday.
The singer, who debuted a summer cosmetics collection with MAC on Tuesday, beat out Justin Bieber on Wednesday as the most watched artist on YouTube.
Perhaps this little incident helped with that...
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