Outspoken Philadelphia 76ers big man Joel Embiid has been trying to holler at Rihanna since he entered the league in 2014.
He took to Twitter that summer, half-jokingly asking Riri to go on a dinner date.
Hey baby holla at me!! Dinner at giorgios at 930pm @rihanna????
— Joel Embiid (@JoelEmbiid) July 22, 2014
Apparently, the pop star quickly followed him on Twitter, and Embiid said she was considering his offer, though it never came to fruition.
A month after that initial tweet, the Sixers forward tweeted that a “famous girl” turned him down and told him, “Come back when you’re [an] All Star.”
This is the truth… I was trying to get with this famous girl and she said " Come back when you're a All Star" bruhh pic.twitter.com/CFBnRqnKMA
— Joel Embiid (@JoelEmbiid) August 17, 2014
That “famous girl” was later revealed as Rihanna.
Things changed this week, when Embiid was named a starter for the Eastern Conference All-Star team.
Now, following Embiid’s accomplishment, fans are flooding Rihanna with messages on social media, reminding her of that dinner date… NOW that he’s officially an All-Star. Her IG has been flooded with “@joelembiid” tags and comments like, “He’s an All-Star now give him a call.”
It’s happening!!! pic.twitter.com/BZI9NNB0U4
— Ronnie 2K 2K19 (@Ronnie2K) January 18, 2018
Despite his attempts in the past, it appears Embiid is done waiting, and is now taking a pass on Riri. LMFAO!
“She’s denied me back then, so why go with her now? I have to pass that and move on to the next one,” he said during a recent post-game interview.
Sorry Rih, it’s a no from JoJo 😭
📽: houseofhighlights/IG pic.twitter.com/dpfTI0Jutm
— Complex Sports (@ComplexSports) January 19, 2018