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Rihanna Calls Out MTV Canada For Running A Story That Claims She Provoked Chris Brown’s Attack

Submitted by on June 26, 2011 – 11:20 am3 Comments

MTV Canada was the source of controversy last week over a story posted on their site with Rihanna and Twitter at its center. Supposedly, the Bajan beauty admitted via Twitter that she provoked the 2009 assault by her then-boyfriend, Chris Brown. According to the story that ran on MTV Canada’s website, the Tweet read:

“I admit it. I provoked Chris [Brown] to hit me. It not entirely his fault. #imSORRY?”

According to E! Online, the story attracted Rih-Rih’s ire, as she soon took to her Twitter page to chastise MTV Canada for running the story about the fraudulent tweet. She said:

“are u f–king kiddin me?????? You’re supposed to be a RELIABLE source for news on music and this is the bulls–t u post??”

In a textbook case of journalism gone very wrong, MTV Canada later admitted they got the story from another site. The network tweeted to fans of the singer:

“#Rihanna fans. We were reporting on a story that was posted on several sites today. We had no intention to be salacious.”

SMH, I personally can’t wait for Twitter to run its course and go the way of Myspace.

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