Rihanna has legions of fans. Makes sense, because afterall, she’s an international superstar. However, they are an army and if they sense that the Barbadian singer may be in trouble, they pounce … even if it’s Rihanna putting herself in harm’s way.
Over the weekend, Rihanna riled up her fans when she began following Chris Brown — the ex-boyfriend who assaulted her in 2009 — on Twitter. Her devoted fans, who call themselves “the Rihanna Navy,” noticed immediately … and weren’t very happy about it.
One fan pleaded for the singer not to go back to the abusive relationship.
“I never thought you would go back to him!” one dedicated fan wrote to the singer (@iStan4Rihanna). “You better not, its your life but you do have ppl that look up to you. e.g young girls.”
Rihanna saw the comment, and responded by telling the fan to chill. “Its f***in twitter, not the alter! calm down.”
At first, the young fan was devastated, tweeting to a friend, “Ive wanted @rihanna to tweet me all my life, shes my idol, and she tweetd me somethng bad ):” When RiRi realized, she quickly apologized.
“Babygirl I’m sorry, I didn’t mean to hurt or offend u!” Rihanna wrote to the fan. “Just needed to make it clear to the Navy! I still Stan for u xoxo.”
Rihanna followed with a message of thanks to her whole Navy: “BIG UP to the most dedicated and supportive Mo’fos in MY world! I thank u, I love u til the end!”
At press time, Rihanna was still following Chris Brown (@ChrisBrown), and he was following her back. We wonder what they DMs are saying right about now?