Joan Rivers, the foul-mouthed 79-year-old comedian who has never been known to hold her tongue, issued a warning to Rihann via Twitter that she should stay away from Chris Brown.
After watching Rihanna open up to Oprah Winfrey on Sunday night during an interview on “Oprah’s Next Chapter,” Rivers of “Fashion Police” called her an “idiot.”
“Rihanna confessed to Oprah Winfrey that she still loves Chris Brown. Idiot! Now it’s my turn to slap her,” Rivers tweeted.
Rihanna quickly responded: “Wow, you really do get slow when you’re old, huh?”
But then Rihanna—also one not know to hold her tongue, especially on Twitter, her preferred forum for engagement—apparently had second thoughts about insulting Rivers and deleted the tweet.
Then Rivers followed it up with another—while also inviting Rihanna to appear on her show.
She warned: “Honey, Rihanna, everyone knows: If he hit you once, he’ll hit you again. Read the statistics. PS – Love to have you on ‘Fashion Police’!”
During the interview with Oprah, Rihanna said she and Brown still had feelings for each other, and she confirmed that they had hooked up again in the French Riviera, which had been denied by Brown’s reps.
“We love each other and we probably always will, and that’s not anything that we’re going to try to change,” she said about Brown.
Rivers made a scene earlier this month when she chained herself to a shopping cart at a Costco in Burbank, California, and used a bullhorn to protest the chain’s refusal to carry her book, I Hate Everyone… Starting with Me.
“It’s about First Amendment rights,” Rivers told KTLA. “Costco banned my book because of one word on the back cover. I feel like this is a country where the people should have the right to have the literature they want.”
“This is the beginning of Nazi Germany,” she added.
Eventually, the cops were called, and Rivers was escorted from the premises — with no arrests or citations made, according to the LA Times.