Rihanna Disses J.R. Smith In Instagram Comment Directed at a Knicks Fan + JR Smith Responds To Rihanna!! -- Is Rihanna to blame for J.R. Smith's struggles during the Knicks/Pacers playoff series? Some Knicks fans out there think so. Rih-Rih and J.R. were spotted partying together after a Knicks win in Game 2 of the series last week and he hasn't been the same since.
So one Knicks fan in particular who goes by the name @peruvian_gawd took it upon himself to call Rihanna out for it on Instagram today. And, according to a screen grab that he posted to his own Instagram page a little while ago, Rihanna responded by going in on the Knicks and J.R.
Brushing off allegations made by Rihanna about his excessive partying, J.R. Smith insisted on Thursday night that he has focused on basketball, not social media. I’m not worried about Instagram, I’m worried about the playoffs,” Smith said after the New York Knicks’ Game 5 win over the Indiana Pacers.
Smith faced a question about Rihanna on Thursday night after the pop star alleged on her Instagram account that Smith has been “hung over from clubbing every night during the playoffs.”
“Hopefully the little bit of rhythm [I found in Game 5] carries over,” Smith said.