The singer reacts to a negative column written about her
Rihanna has labelled Daily Mail columnist Liz Jones a “sad sloppy menopausal mess” after the writer criticised her for being a poor role model in the newspaper.
The singer posted an image of Jones on her Instagram page this afternoon (June 25) along with a lengthy caption in which she called the writer “amateur” and said she had never wanted to be a role model, urging her to contact her if she had anything else to say. “LOL! My money got a bad habit of pissing people off!” Rihanna wrote. “If you sincerely wanna help little girls more than their own parents do, here’s a toxic tip: don’t be amateur with your articles, you sound bitter! What’s all this about hair and nails and costumes and tattoos? That shit ain’t clever! That shit ain’t journalism! That’s a sad sloppy menopausal mess!”
Rihanna was responding to a column Jones wrote in the Daily Mail today, in which she claims the singer is a bad role model to her young fans, accusing her of promoting “drug-taking, drinking and the sort of fashion sense on stage that surely invites rape at worst, disrespect at least.” The column ends with Rihanna being labelled a “poisonous pop princess” who “should come with a government health warning”.
Earlier this year it was announced that Rihanna has overtaken Justin Bieber as the most viewed artist on YouTube. The Bajan popstar overtook Bieber on June 18 with a massive 3.784 billion views of her videos, roughly two million more than the Canadian teen singer. The third most viewed artist on the video streaming site is Psy, with 3.1 billion views. Eminem is in fourth place with 2.4 billion views, while Lady Gaga follows the rapper with 2.25 billion views and Shakira is next up with 2 billion.