Asked if there was a “future” for the two, Barnes replied, “Yeah, possibly. … I think it passed the crush stage a little bit. Just a little bit, though.”
That apparently was “a little bit” more than Rihanna wanted the rumor mill to spin with, so she took to Instagram to set the record straight. Posting a screen shot of Barnes’s interview with TMZ, the pop star took the NBA player down several pegs, one brutal hashtag at a time:
“#bishwhere #thedevilisaliar #shesnotthatintoyou #shesnotintoyouatall #shesneverevenmetyou #thisactuallyhurtmyfeelings #defamationofcharacter”
Bro, I think maybe she’s not that into you. Ouch! Fortunately for Barnes, Rihanna only has 24.5 million Instagram followers, so, you know, that still leaves a bunch more people who didn’t see him get absolutely destroyed by one of the world’s foremost celebrities.
Of course, many did did see it, and reacted accordingly: