Fact Check: No, Rihanna Did NOT Post Tweet Mocking Kangana; Here’s The Truth

A tweet, with a claim of being posted by international singer, Rihanna, stating that she pays the dancers in her shows more than what Kangana’s last five films have earned, is being widely shared on social media.

“I pay the dancers in my show more than her last five films have earned,” the tweet reads.

A Facebook post read, “Beizzati, Pehle Punjab se hoti thi, ab international hoti hai. #KanganaKaDrama Kangana immediately need medical help, to avoid extreme steps…!”

A rough translation of the above caption: “Insult, first used to be from Punjab, now is happening internationally. #KanganaKaDrama Kangana immediately need medical help, to avoid extreme steps…!”

You can find the above post here.

You can find more such posts here, here, and here.

FACT CHECK 

NewsMobile fact-checked the above post and found it to be false.

We got our first clue when we looked at the username of the Twitter account in the picture. The picture showed that the tweet was shared under the name of Rihanna with the username @username.

However, Rihanna’s official Twitter account is @rihanna.

Then we scanned Rihanna’s Twitter account (@rihanna) and searched for the tweet in question, dated February 6, 2021, but no such message was shared on her official Twitter page. In fact, she didn’t share any tweet on February 6.

We then ran a search on Twitter to check if an account by the username @username exists on Twitter, but could not find anything.

Notably, this comes after Kangana responded to Rihanna’s tweet on the farmers’ protest.

“why aren’t we talking about this?! #FarmersProtest,” Rihanna had tweeted along with a news article about the ongoing farmers’ agitation against the new farm laws.


Responding to her, Kangana had called Rihanna a “fool” in a tweet, which was later taken down by Twitter.

Hence, from the above information, it is clear that the tweet which is being circulated is not posted by Rihanna and is being shared with false claims.

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