Did Rihanna Make Racial Slurs Against Chris Brown’s Girlfriend?
We hope this isn’t true, but if it is — not cool, Rihanna! After tweeting a photo of a package of rice cakes adorned with sunglasses and earrings, many are saying RiRi is taking potshots at Chris Brown‘s half-Vietnamese girlfriend, Karrueche Tran.
Rihanna tweeted the photo on the left with the caption, “Ima make you my b—-.” (Compare it to this recent photo of Tran wearing similar accessories.) The line is a lyric from Rihanna’s infamous ‘Birthday Cake’ remix, on which RiRi duetted with Brown. In the same song, Rihanna sings that she is “sweeter than a rice cake.”
For those who don’t know, “rice cake” is commonly used as a racial epithet towards women of Asian descent. Rihanna uses “birthday cake” as a euphemism for her own, er, lady bits, so it’s not overreaching to say that she’s using “rice cake” as a reference to Tran’s.
In the event that this is, in fact, true, this will mark the second time in just a few weeks that the ‘We Found Love’ singer has taken jabs at people over Twitter (remember when she traded words with a fan via the social networking site?). Rihanna’s better than this — and her fans deserve better than this.