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Is Rihanna having an online fight with Chris Brown's girlfriend Karrueche Tran? That's the story going around on the Interwebs these days, based on some mysterious tweets, a Facebook post and a picture of some rice cakes. Want to draw your own conclusions? Read on for details!
First some background: Brown and Rihanna broke up in 2009, after he was arrested for assaulting her before the Grammys. (He later pleaded guilty to domestic violence charges.) For the past several months, Brown has been dating wannabe model Tran, but has also seemed suspiciously cozy with his ex-girlfriend on Twitter. The pair has done nothing to dispel rumors that they've been hooking up for the past year, and even fanned the gossip flames by releasing two sexy duets in February. Meanwhile, Rihanna is still officially single, while Chris and Karrueche are still officially together.
Got that? OK, so the new Twitter "feud" between Rihanna and Karrueche allegedly started on March 3, when the "Talk That Talk" singer tweeted a picture of a bag of rice cakes wearing sunglasses and hoop earrings, along with the words, "Ima make u my bitch." (That's a lyric, by the way, from her duet with Chris Brown, "Birthday Cake.") Seems like she was just being silly, but fans are interpreting it as a dig at Tran, because she's Vietnamese and... they eat rice there? I don't know, seems like a stretch.
However, Tran's alleged response to Rihanna on Facebook is a little more straightforward.
"I'm Angeline (sic), you're Jen. C'mon you see where Brad is at," Tran reportedly wrote on her Facebook page.
But wait -- Karrueche claims that she doesn't even have a Facebook page. But whoever does have a Facebook page under her name (which you can see here) also wrote this: "Let me clear the air, if you have fenty at the end of ya name or your default Is Rihanna. you have a better chance of winning the lottery than ending up on my friends list."
It sure looks like it's Tran's real page, especially given a post on Tuesday wondering how fans are finding her on Facebook ("Lmfaooooooooooooooo ummmm everybody thats adding me how yall get my link????????"). Maybe she thinks the page is private? News flash: It's so not.
Back to the feud! On March 6, Rihanna tweeted part of a Lil' Kim rap that may have been a slam at Tran's modeling ambitions: "I'm a leader, yall on some followin s***...comin in dis game on some modeling s***!"
Rihanna later tweeted a topless photo of herself along with one of her own song lyrics: "Where have you been all my life?" Was it directed at Brown? Who knows!
If Rihanna and Karrueche are feuding online, it's pretty much the most passive-aggressive fight ever: They make veiled remarks, then deny making them, then make some more, like high school girls whispering in the hall. However, this may all just be the gossip columns making something out of nothing -- or in this case, making something out of a bag of rice cakes wearing sunglasses. We really hope the whole thing is a stupid misunderstanding, if only because the thought of two fierce women fighting over a guy with a domestic violence record is seriously depressing.