Rihanna called out
The former Clippers forward fueled speculation by telling TMZ Sports that the Barbadian singer is his "friend right now," adding that a future was possible and that they're "just past the crush stage."
Apparently, this was news to RiRi, who took to
"#bishwhere #thedevilisaliar #shesnotthatintoyou #shesnotintoyouatall #shesneverevenmetyou #thisactuallyhurtmyfeelings #defamationofcharacter," the 27-year-old singer wrote.
Barnes, 35, who now plays for the
There is a bit of history between the two stars, however. The pair have tweeted at each other, and a few months ago Barnes posted about Rihanna on Instagram for "Woman Crush Wednesday." Other reports said he even got his ex-wife to give the chanteuse her stamp of approval.
Alas, the "Bitch Better Have My Money" singer has recently been linked to Formula 1 driver Lewis Hamilton, with E! News reporting just this weekend that the two were spotted "near each other" for the third time in two weeks.
Near each other -- that's exactly the same as dating, right?