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Rihanna’s Best Clapbacks of All Time – Billboard


When Rihanna arrives fashionably late — especially wearing a sheer black dress draped over her baby bump — it’s not chic to comment on how late she is. But that’s exactly what one person did at the Dior Fall Winter 2022 show at Paris Fashion Week this month (shouting “You’re late!” at the pop star), and BadGalRiRi turned up. sure to let them know what was going on. “No sh-,” she replied in response to their misguided ruckus.

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And no, this isn’t the first time the queen of the Clapbacks has set the record straight. Since the beginning of her pop reign with “Pon de Replay” in 2005, the Anti The superstar has never been shy about speaking her mind – or handling her trolls like a boss. Below, Billboard breaks down Rihanna’s greatest clapbacks of all time.

1. Ciara

When the “1, 2 Step” singer called RiRi “not the nicest” on E! fashion fontRihanna channeled Stephanie Tanner’s signature comeback in response: “My bad Ci, did I forget to tip you? #howrudeofme. CiCi fired back on Twitter, writing, “Trust me Rhianna you dont want not see me on or off stage.” But RiRi had more issues with how she was going to handle securing this venue, firing back, “Good luck with booking at this stage you’re talking about.” (In 2019 , Billboard said Rihanna’s scene tweet as the pop star’s No. 3 biggest tweet.) Regardless of back and forth, the two have publicly reconciled.


After photos leaked of the star smoking a ‘cigarette’ rolled over a bodyguard’s shoulders at Coachella in 2012, the music channel tweeted, “Yikes. @Rihanna’s marijuana photos at Coachella spark controversy Her response? “@MTV Yikes… @rihanna ran out of f–ks to give.”

3. Celebuzz

“Dear Rihanna, you’ve gone a little overboard with this ‘outfit,'” the gossip site tweeted about the star’s crochet two-piece ensemble in 2012. Her lol-inducing response? “Your py is way too dry to ride my dk like that.” Savage!

4. Piers Morgan

When the British TV personality suggested the singer “grow her hair out…quick!”, the “Wild Thoughts” singer once again showed how much fs she gives.

5. Kendall Jenner

In 2013, the keeping up with the Kardashians The star tweeted that if Rihanna didn’t perform “Complicated” on her show, she would be “very upset.” The singer’s clapback since deleted? “Don’t come then.”

6. Amanda Bynes

During the actress’ very public downward spiral, she @’d the singer with a spontaneous and particularly dark attack referencing the singer’s abusive ex-beau Chris Brown. Rihanna’s response: “You see what happens when they cancel Intervention?”

7. CCM

Didn’t they tell you she was a savage? TLC’s Chilli and T-Boz slammed Rihanna’s signature shimmering Swarovski crystal-encrusted dress she wore to the CFDA Fashion Awards in 2014. “Every time I see you, you don’t have to be naked,” said T-Boz. sunrise australia in an interview, adding that the group “sold out and became the best-selling girl group of all time, along with our clothes”. That didn’t stop Ri from sticking her tongue out and tweeting, “When nothing changes the fact that I’m me, and they’re fine…that’s them.”

8. Kevin Durant

When Bad Gal showed up in Game 1 of the NBA Finals to throw shade at Kevin Durant and his Golden State Warriors (in support of LeBron James), she got into his head in a major way and even yelled “BRIIIIIICK!” to the star player during a free throw session.

9. Diplo

In a 2017 interview with GQ-style, Diplo revealed the only artist who continued to escape Major Lazer’s orbit. When asked how to get a track for the Barbadian singer, the super-producer lamented the time he played her an early demo of “Lean On”, which was before Danish singer MØ recorded the now mega-hit. RiRi’s answer? “I don’t do house music.” Another opportunity to collaborate came when he had a session with Rihanna, Future, The Weeknd and a then unknown Metro Boomin. “I was so high on contact,” Diplo recalled. “Future played it, like 700 songs. It was 4 a.m. Eventually, I was like, ‘Yo, G, I’m leaving unless you let me play him a song.’ His answer: It sounded “like a reggae song in an airport.” “I was like, I’m going to kill myself,” he cracked.

The epic clapbacks don’t stop there. When news broke — and spread — of the hilarious jab, Rihanna tweeted the Major Lazer star “#DutyFree My bad @diplo.”

10. Sports stool

In 2017, Sport bar stool wrote a blog post since deleted titled “Is Rihanna going to make being fat the new hot thing?” And Ri enlisted none other than Gucci Mane (at least a meme of his) to shame the publication’s shameful history. “If you can’t handle me at my 2007 Gucci Mane, you don’t deserve me at my 2017 Gucci Mane,” she captioned a side-by-side comparison of the rapper over a 10-year difference.

11. Donald Trump

After a video of Melania Trump awkwardly refusing to hold hands with former President Donald went viral, Rihanna turned it into an impromptu music video for her. Anti track “Needed Me” with the caption “Melania loves art”, while adding that there are 78 days left until the 2020 presidential election.

12. The Navy

When fans commented on Rihanna’s 2021 New Year’s resolution post to ‘apply the pressure’ and informed her that she should date R9, she replied, “this comment is so 2019. grow.” When someone else commented, “Speaking of pressure, this is the album for me,” she quipped, “ph— u.”