Rihanna Sues Topshop While Dissing ‘Thirsty’ J.R Smith on Instagram

Rihanna has filed a huge lawsuit against British retailer Topshop for using her image on their clothing without her permission. Meanwhile the R&B songstress is doing some rumor control after the rumor mill suggested she was dating Knicks player J.R Smith shortly after her break up with Chris Brown.

Rude Gal RiRi takes no prisoners. When you cross her the wrong way you better buckle up and get ready for the Bajan beauty to hand your ass to you.

When the major British retailer Topshop continued to use her images on their clothing without her permission, she decided it was time for them to fork over a whopping $5 million to make up for it.

“Rihanna’s management asked Topshop a number of times to stop selling her image and were told, ‘We do what we want,’” Page Six reported about the incident. “They buy the pictures from a photographer, but they do not pay the artist licensing fees. Unfortunately, UK law does not protect the artist.”

To make matters worse, the retailer isn’t even concerned about being polite or even cordial to the Good Girl Gone Bad.

“What is most offensive for Rihanna is that they basically told her, ‘Go to hell. We don’t care; we are going to continue selling you,’” Page Six added.

Of course, the retail chain wasn’t created yesterday and they know their way around some major loopholes. While Topshop has indeed set up stores in the U.S now they don’t even attempt to sell any articles of clothing with RiRi’s image.

Despite the UK’s law not specifically protecting the artists’ royalties, Rihanna is still going after Topshop for the full $5 million.

Needless to say she isn’t pressed for cash but is simply upset over the principle of someone making money off of her image without giving her a cut of the check.

‘They are taking advantage of artists,” one source explained. “It is just exploitation. What they are doing is wrong.”

Even if Rihanna isn’t successful in court we’re positive she’s going to call on the whole Bad Gal Gang to bash topshop and turn their backs on their products.

Mess with RiRi if you dare, but once she gets mad…. Oh please believe she’s mad.

That is a lesson that J.R Smith has learned much too late.

Rumor had it that Rihanna was dating the NBA star and using him as a rebound after her split with Breezy.

Well that rumor has been busted after she slammed Smith on Instragram for being “thirsty” and ironically… for partying too hard.

One Knicks fan mentioned on her Instagram that the R&B songstress it the reason that Smith has been slacking on the court lately, but Chris Brown’s ex had something to say about that.

“F*** you and your wack azz team!!!!” Rihanna replied in a comment. “Nobody want that desert thirsty ni**a!! He f***ed up because his azz be hungover from clubbing every night during playoffs!! So your issue isn’t with ra$$hole me.”

Well… looks like if anyone is taking Rihanna off the market it isn’t the “desert thirsty” NBA player.

Meanwhile Rihanna took the time to remind us that she doesn’t need any man in her life and she did it in her usual inappropriate ways.

RiRi rocked a t-shirt with the image of a woman touching herself along with the caption “D.I.Y.”


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