March 9, 2012


Did Rihanna Post A Racist Tweet About Chris Brown's Girlfriend?

Christopher Polk/WireImage
Christopher Polk/WireImage

There may be a war over Chris Brown happening online right now! 

On Wednesday, Rihanna tweeted a topless photo of herself that got the music world wondering whether it was yet another episode in her ongoing subliminal war with Chris Brown's girlfriend, the half-Vietnamese model Karreuche Tran.

Here's what's happening:

Last week, Rihanna tweeted a picture of a bag of rice cakes wearing sunglasses and earrings with the caption, "Ima make u my b****". Rihanna's fans made the connection to Tran, because, we guess, rice is a staple of the Vietnamese diet. Need more proof? Here's a photo of Karreuche next to the rice cake photo

And on Rihanna's "Birthday Cake (Remix)" featuring Chris Brown, Rihanna says that she herself is "sweeter than a rice cake," meaning, possibly, that she's sweeter than Tran.

Then, one of Rihanna's followers tweeted @ her and asked her to save him a rice cake. Rihanna replied, "Kinda DRY tho." Rice cakes are dry, but this could also be interpreted as Rihanna trying to say that Karreuche Tran is boring.

In response, Karreuche put some Nicki Minaj lyrics on her Facebook: "I win you loose! *nicki voice* I mean I got him, you got pictures of him." She then added, "I'm Angelina, you Jennifer. C'mon, you see where Brad at."

Rihanna responded by tweeting some Lil' Kim (who Nicki Minaj is feuding with) lyrics: "I'm a leader, y'all on some followin s***, comin in dis game on some modeling s***!" Karreuche is, of course, a model.

So are Rihanna and Karreuche going back and forth at each other? Is Rihanna being racist for likening Karreuche to a rice cake? Or is the Internet imagining this whole thing?