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Rihanna Calls Journalist Who Criticized Her 'Sad, Sloppy, Menopausal Mess'

Rihanna performs at Barclays Center on May 5, 2013. (Photo by Mike Lawrie/Getty Images)
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Ouch! Rihanna is lashing out at a British journalist who criticized her by posting an unflattering photo of the journalist to Instagram, along with a few choice words.

The singer took offense at Daily Mail's Liz Jones's article, which boasted the headline, "Pop's poisonous princess: Glorying in drugs, guns and sleaze, Rihanna's toxic role model for her army of young fans."

The Hollywood Reporter notes that Rihanna responded by posting the most unflattering picture she could find of Jones to her Instagram account (aptly, her Instagram handle is"badgirlriri") with an epic caption in which she calls Jones "a sad sloppy, menopausal mess."

Here's is Rihanna's complete rant, in which she insists, among other things,"'Role Model' is not a position or title that I have ever campaigned for, so chill wit dat!"

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"LOL!!!! My money got a bad habit of pissing people off!! If you sincerely wanna help little girls more than their own parents do, here's a toxic tip: don't be amateur with your articles, you sound bitter! What's all this about hair and nails and costumes and tattoos??....That shit ain't clever!!! That shit ain't journalism! That's a sad sloppy menopausal mess!!! Nobody over here acts like they're perfect! I don't pretend that I'm like you, i just live...My life!! And I don't know why y'all still act so surprised by any of it!! "Role Model" is not a position or title that I have ever campaigned for, so chill wit dat! I got my own fucked up shit to work on, I'll never portray that as perfect, but for right now it's ME!! Call it what ya want!! Toxic was cute, Poisonous Pop Princess had a nice ring to it, just a lil wordy! And P.S. my first American Vogue cover was in 2011...APRIL!!! #ElizabethAnnJones."


Rihanna's epic rant and photographic revenge against a British journalist. (Photo via Instagram)
It's hard to believe anyone would mistake Rihanna, who's always tweeting photos of herself half-naked, for a role model.

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