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The 10 Best Rihanna Clapbacks Of All Time

Obviously, these ALL belong in a museum

Next to her Queen Elizabeth memes, Rihanna’s best social media activity has always involved a good clapback. As history tells us, anyone who’s ever tried to come for Robyn Rihanna Fenty has been served with a hot cup of tea. Sometimes there are photo components to the tea. Other times, she sprinkles some humor on top. And then there’s the best tea – the kind served with as few words as possible.

Below, in no particular order, Rihanna’s 10 best clapbacks, which deserve their own floor as soon as I raise enough money to open the (unofficial) Museum of the Bad Gal.

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1 Rihanna vs. MTV, 2012

In April 2012, MTV shared photos of Rihanna smoking a rolled ‘cigarette’ on a bodyguard’s shoulders at Coachella, along with the tweet, ‘Yikes. @Rihanna’s marijuana photos from Coachella spark controversy.’ In response, Queen RiRi wrote:

2 Rihanna vs. Piers Morgan, 2012

Following Rihanna and Coldplay’s performance of ‘Princess of China’ at the Paralympic Games closing ceremony in London, Piers Morgan took to Twitter to criticize the singer’s hairstyle, which at the time was a sleek pixie cut. When Morgan wrote, ‘I think @Rihanna needs to grow her hair back. Fast.,’ the Bad Gal wasted no time in suggesting something for him in return:

Not taking Rihanna seriously, Morgan actually asked for an interview following the exchange:

She responded (but the interview never happened):

3 Rihanna vs. Ciara, 2011

After Ciara appeared on Fashion Police and said Rihanna ‘wasn’t the nicest’ to her at a party, Rihanna tweeted this:

Which caused Ciara to fire back with this:

Which prompted Rihanna to write these:

And Ci to write this:

In a 2013 interview with Wild 94.9 radio, Ciara commented on Rihanna again. ‘I don’t have beef with anybody, but I’m not going to be disrespected either. I wish her well.’ Ciara also took to Twitter following the interview to quote from Rihanna’s song, ‘Loveeeeee Song,’ writing, ‘Somebody please point her in the right direction, cuz she clearly needs love and affection…:)’

4 Rihanna vs. her exes, 2016

#🏆

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This one was so good, Rihanna gave herself a medal (emoji).

5 Rihanna vs. Matt Barnes, 2015

In August 2015, NBA player Matt Barnes told TMZ that his relationship status with Rihanna was at the ‘see where it goes’ phase, adding that they’re ‘friends’ even though ‘it just passed the crush stage a little bit,’ with extra emphasis on ‘a little bit.’

It didn’t matter whether or not they were really dating (or if making Rihanna his #WCW earlier in the year meant anything), as the clip quickly made its way to Rihanna, who shut him down in the most incredible way, using the most iconic hashtags. #thedevilisaliar is my favorite.

6 Rihanna vs. Body Shamers, 2017

Following the publication of a Barstool Sports article titled, ‘Is Rihanna Going to Make Being Fat the Hot New Trend?’ Rihanna took matters into her own hands (with some help from Gucci Mane).

Via Instagram, RiRi shared a meme showing a side-by-side of Mane and the caption, ‘If you can’t handle me at my 2007 Gucci Mane you don’t deserve me at my 2017 Gucci Mane.’ Case dismissed.

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7 Rihanna vs. This Fan Who Tried To Call Her Out for Showing Off A Gift From Prada, 2013

Yes, the fan asked for a Prada purse in the process.

8 Rihanna vs. TLC, 2014

In June 2014, Chilli and T-Boz appeared on Sunrise Australia and critiqued Rihanna’s now-iconic naked dress worn at the CFDA Awards. ‘Every time I see you, you don’t have to be naked,’ T-Boz said in the interview, later adding that the group ‘sold and became the biggest girl selling group of all time, with our clothes on.’

Rihanna tweeted this photo of herself sticking her tongue out, along with the not so very cryptic caption, ‘When there’s no changing the fact that I’m me, and they’re well… they’re them.’

She also shared this:

And changed her Twitter header photo to one of TLC. From the ‘90s. When T-Boz and Chilli posed topless.

SCREENSHOT

T-Boz and Chilli later cleared the air and claimed that Sunrise Australia ‘singled out’ Rihanna in their interview and that their comments were taken out of context. The duo also confirmed that they did not mention ‘any artist’s name’ during the original interview.

9 Rihanna vs. Celebuzz, 2012

Reason #2958 one should never question Rihanna’s outfit choices.

10 Rihanna vs. Kendall Jenner, 2013

When Kendall shared her favourite Rihanna song and said she was ‘gunna be very upset’ if she didn’t perform it at a 2013 concert in L.A., Rihanna offered a simple solution.

This article originally appeared on Cosmopolitan US

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