Yesha Callahan

Matt Barnes Responds to Rihanna Diss; Says He Ain’t Gotta Lie to Kick It

Screen Shot 2015-08-20 at 12.52.42 PMMatt Barnes must be really smitten with Rihanna because he can’t keep her name out of his mouth. First, Barnes said he was dating Rihanna. Then Rihanna was like, “Whatchu talkin’ bout, Willis?”.

Last week in an interview with TMZ, Barnes noted that he’s friends with Rihanna.

“Rihanna’s my friend right now. So, uh, we’ll see where it goes.”

But let Rihanna tell it, she has no idea what he’s talking about. And now, here he is again, claiming that Rihanna does indeed know what he’s talking about.

Today on an appearance on The Jim Rome Show, he said:

“You live and you learn. When you’re in a situation like this and, you know, you just learn. You just got to keep stuff to yourself obviously. But the way I’m putting it right now, I’m too grown to lie, you know what I mean. It is what it is, I’m going to let this blow by like everything else blows by.”

“What can you do? At the end of the day we’re all grown-ups. Like I said, I’m too grown to be lying about stuff but life is life. You live and you learn… In life in general, there’s no need. I’m grown. My upbringing just doesn’t allow me to have that kind of stuff in it. Life, sports whatever it is I’m just about the truth. I’m always going to be me, even if you know sometimes my mouth gets me in trouble. I’m always going to be me, because I speak on things I feel passionately about. So love me or hate me I’m going to be me regardless.”

I kinda feel sorry for Barnes. Maybe he did genuinely think him and Rihanna had something going on, or could possibly have something going on? But apparently he forgot who he was dealing with. Rihanna is perpetually unbothered.

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  1. August 20, 2015 - Reply

    I don’t feel sorry for him one bit.
    Even if Rih had been jive talking to him, what kind of male runs to the media to report and discuss it??? Trying to get recognition/sweats off her name 😕
    Too many B.A.N.s in this now world/society at large and not enough men, mighty men of value, honor, integrity etc.

    • August 20, 2015 - Reply


      He ran to the media because, he, Gloria Govan, and Laura Govan are all three of a kind. They appear to love publicity. I hear their names even though I don’t watch the VH1 reality shows.

  2. August 20, 2015 - Reply

    Wait so we are feeling sorry for a man who basically lie and caused his own embarrassment? All he have to do is provide receipts of said “friendship or dating” of a top superstar. I am sure if he was cool with Rihanna like he said he is there would be pictures, text messages, media sightings (like the sightings of her with Leonardo Dicaprio, Lewis Hamilton, and that soccer player from oversees that fueled rumors), he could recall vivid dates and times, etc. but this guy and his camp came from left field with zero proof…something is not adding up with his story so there is no need to feel sorry here unless he was “catfished” by someone who claimed to be Rihanna. This is why women are damn if we do and damn if we don’t situation.

  3. August 20, 2015 - Reply

    Uh huh, sure. Repeating “I’m grown” over and over doesn’t make your story anymore plausible. On the contrary, you sound like you’re even having a hard time convincing yourself. Please, we all know Rihanna owns everything she does, so stop making yourself look like a foolish man-child. This idiot never outgrew that high school crap of lying about girls. FOH.

  4. August 20, 2015 - Reply

    I’m on the fence. I’ve been on the side where a dude will do everything in a “relationship way” & then turn around and claim we’re not dating. That’s definitely infuriating position to be in, and quick to put you in a position to call it all quits if they don’t get their isht together. Then I’ve also been on the side where a dude will lay out all the titles and catch me by surprise because I thought we were just in the “getting to know you” stage. Neither side is fun. All I can say is it sounds like they’re not talking to/with each other enough to be on the same page.

    • August 20, 2015 - Reply


      She said she didn’t even know his “grown” ass. This is most likely something he came up with to make his ex jealous, they stay parched.

  5. August 20, 2015 - Reply

    He is immature. Grow the hell up.

  6. August 20, 2015 - Reply

    Rhianna is the friend in his stupid head.

  7. August 20, 2015 - Reply

    Some folks have strong delusions. Rihanna has denied even meeting Matt Barnes. In situations like these (and in any situation in general), honesty is the best policy. Barnes is just doubling down on his delusions. He is just further embarrassing himself. When one person makes a claim like this without evidence and another person denies it strongly, then it is best for that person (who made the claim) to move on with his life. Matt Barnes needs to move forward. Rihanna obviously doesn’t want a relationship with Matt Barnes and she has been living her life. Some males just feel entitled to go out with any person when no male is entitled to a relationship. It is a fact that many grown folks have been known to lie. One of the biggest grown liars in our generation are the neo-cons. Also, you don’t have to be grown to speak the truth either.

    • August 20, 2015 - Reply

      “Some folks have strong delusions.”

      This just made me LOL!

      • August 20, 2015 - Reply

        @Staci Elle

        LOL. Well, it is what it is. Some folks have those delusions of grandeur.

  8. August 20, 2015 - Reply

    I don’t watch VH1’s reality shows. So how long have he and Gloria Govan been separated? The last time I heard something about Matt, he and Gloria were getting married. He and Gloria seem to both love publicity, at all costs.

    • August 20, 2015 - Reply


      ALM, where have you been???? I haven’t seen you around here in some time. How are you?

      I don’t follow reality shows, so I can’t even answer your inquiry. LOL.

      • August 20, 2015 - Reply


        Hey Lady! I am still out here trying to spread the good news. LOL I keep popping in and out of the site. How have you been?

        • August 21, 2015 - Reply


          Hey there, ALM! Alright now! That’s what’s up, ALM. Keep spreading it because, Lord knows, it needs to be heard. It sure is good to see you again. It’s been ages. Maybe I’ve missed the threads you’ve appeared in. I’m doing very well. Thanks for asking. 😀

    • August 20, 2015 - Reply


      Good to read you

      • August 20, 2015 - Reply

        @Mary Burrell

        Thanks Mary 🙂 I keep popping in and out of this site. 🙂

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