Rihanna lashes out at reporter over ‘pop’s poisonous princess’ story

(Billboard) – Rihanna does not take kindly to bad press.

The Barbados-born pop star blasted Daily Mail journalist Liz Jones on Tuesday, digging up the most unflattering picture she could find of Jones and posting it to her Instagram account. In the caption, Rihanna calls Jones a “sad sloppy menopausal mess.”

20130629rihannaWhat prompted RiRi’s rage?

On Monday, Jones published a piece to the Daily Mail’s Website with the headline, “Pop’s poisonous princess: Glorying in drugs, guns and sleaze, Rihanna’s toxic role model for her army of young fans.”

The first-hand account criticizes Rihanna’s public bad-gal persona and her sometimes controversial use of social media. The piece also includes an image of Rihanna’s battered face after her 2009 altercation with then-boyfriend Chris Brown, for which Brown was later convicted of assault.

Not one to shy away from controversy, Rihanna fired back with a harshly worded statement.

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