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How do you enrage Rihanna? (Or, for that matter, any woman who's been hit by her man?) Suggest that she had it coming.
Yesterday, MTV Canada went even further, reporting that the "Man Down" singer herself might have suggested that she deserved the beating she received in February 2009 from her then-boyfriend, Chris Brown. (He was later convicted of felony assault.)
The article quoted a tweet, supposedly from Rihanna, that read: "'I admit it. I provoked Chris [Brown] to hit me. It not entirely his fault. #imSORRY?' "
Turns out, the website got the story from another site -- and obviously failed to fact-check it. The tweet wasn't from Rihanna (it was apparently a hoax), but when she heard about it, she fired up her (actual) Twitter account.
Her tweet: "are u @#$% kiddin me?????? You're supposed to be a RELIABLE source for news on music and this is the bulls--t u post??"
MTV Canada then tweeted an apology, and added, "#Rihanna fans. We were reporting on a story that was posted on several sites today. We had no intention to be salacious. @Rihanna"