He answered in present tense..”Ri is a great person, a great motivator, somebody that I love dearly and she help me to become a better person.My personal relationship has nothing to do with what I do on the field” My source tells me they are definitely dating again and are going to try their damnedest to keep a lid on it this time around. One man, Memphis Grizzlies forward Matt Barnes, was asked this exact question by the reporters of TMZ.
Check out Rihanna’s post about Barnes below, and tell us what you think.
Matt Kemp and Rihanna had a whirlwind romance…They were hot and heavy and then things cooled down when allegations of cheating surfaced on both sides..
The two split back in early December and shut it down completely for several weeks…They started talking eventually and slowly started seeing each other again, but this time around, I’m being told they are keeping it under wraps…Matt Kemp received a ton of negative attention over his relationship effecting his on-field performance…Kemp was interviewed on 710ESPN Los Angeles the other day where he was asked about Rihanna..
Earlier on Sunday, Barnes told TMZ that even though he and Rihanna were just friends, there was a possibility it could turn into something more.
“Rihanna is my friend right now, so we’ll see where it goes,” said Barnes, adding, “It just passed the crush stage a little bit.” Rihanna, however, is singing a completely different tune, and on Sunday night posted on Instagram that she’s never even met Barnes.
Sharing a screengrab of the basketball player from the TMZ video, Rihanna wrote the hashtags, “#bishwhere #thedevilisaliar #shesnotthatintoyou #shesnotintoyouatall #shesneverevenmetyou #thisactuallyhurtmyfeelings #defamationofcharacter.” Barnes supposedly commented on Rihanna’s dig, writing on her Instagram photo, “Haha wow.” Rihanna has recently been linked to Lewis Hamilton.The race car driver and singer were spotted earlier this month in Barbados at the annual Grand Kadooment Day carnival and also relaxing on a yacht.Rihanna snatching up your soon-to-be ex-husband is the kinda thing that would piss off most women -- but "Basketball Wives LA" star Gloria Govan says she's cool with Matt Barnes hooking up with Ri Ri. Gloria was outside Pump in West Hollywood, when she seriously encouraged Matt to get things going with Rihanna!Sources connected to the new Memphis Grizzlies star tell us Barnes and Rihanna have been on 2 dates in recent months -- it's nothing serious yet, but we figured Gloria would have an opinion about them hooking up. She's already thinking about concert seats, telling us ... "Bitch better have my tickets." But GG's got a few ground rules, and told us why she'll need to get involved ... Rihanna has slammed NBA star Matt Barnes after he alleged in an interview that there was something romantic going on between himself and the singer.