Communication is key in any relationship, and it's clear Rihanna and her rumored boy toy Matt Barnes are lacking in that area.
Reports have been swirling about the famous pair going on dates, which prompted TMZ reporters to ask Barnes about his relationship with the singer in a recent interview. The NBA star danced around the questions, but left plenty of holes for the public to speculate.
"Rihanna's my friend right now, so we'll see where it goes," Barnes said when asked about the pair dating. In a question of whether or not there was a future between them, Barnes said, "yeah, possibly. [...] I think it just passed the crush stage a little bit."
Sounds great, but Rihanna is singing a totally different tune. Following Barnes' interview, she took to Instagram to shut down the rumors.
Barnes followed up by responding to Rihanna's post. In her comments section he wrote, "Hahaaa wow."
Hey Matt, just a little advice: You ain't gotta lie to kick it.
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