It’s all kicking off on Twitter today after Rihanna responded to a scathing article written about her on the Daily Mail by columnist Liz Jones.
The piece - run under the headline ‘Pop's poisonous princess: Glorying in drugs, guns and sleaze, Rihanna's toxic role model for her army of young fans’ - questions Rihanna for promoting her use of drugs through her social networking feeds. Liz went on to question Rihanna’s sexual dance moves saying that young women – ie, the majority of Rihanna’s fan base – are more impressionable than young men and therefore she has a duty to tone her image down.
Rihanna – not one to take criticism lying down - was quick to respond to the article posting an unflattering picture of Liz on her Instagram. She posted the comment, ‘LOL!!!! My money got a bad habit of pissing people off!! 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 went on to say, ‘Nobody over here acts like they're perfect! I don't pretend that I'm like you, i just live... My life!! And I don't know why y'all still act so surprised by any of it!! "Role Model" is not a position or title that I have ever campaigned for, so chill wit dat! I got my own fucked up shit to work on, I'll never portray that as perfect, but for right now it's ME!! Call it what ya want!! Toxic was cute, Poisonous Pop Princess had a nice ring to it, just a lil wordy! And P.S. my first American Vogue cover was in 2011...APRIL!!! #ElizabethAnnJones.’
Who will take the next blow in this war of words? We’ll have to wait and see. In the meantime, let us know your thoughts by tweeting us at @Grazia_Live.