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Rihanna's New Bad Boy BF — Making Chris Brown Jealous?

Wed, May 16, 2012 4:18pm EDT by 13 Comments
JR Smith and Rihanna Dating

Rihanna has been seen getting flirty with a pro basketball player, but is this just another ploy to get Chris Brown’s attention?

Rihanna‘s turbulent love life has been making headlines after the sultry singer was publicly dissed by both her musical exes Chris Brown and Drake. But the Barbados beauty isn’t giving up her quest to find ‘The One,’ and is trying love again with another notorious bad boy. However, is she looking for a fresh start, or just a way to get under Chris’s skin?

In Touch Weekly reported Rihanna and New York Knick’s star J.R. Smith were getting flirty at New York City hotspot Veranda Nightclub. A source says that the two couldn’t keep their hands off each other all night.

“They were very flirty all night and holding hands. She was sitting in his lap and was really into him,” said the source.

That said, J.R. may not be a slam-dunk in the relationship department. The pro-baller was recently fined $25,000 by the NBA after he tweeted a racy photo of a woman in a thong from his bedroom. While Rihanna isn’t a stranger to tweeting scandalous pictures, we think J.R. may be too much like her bad boy exes.

“He’s the team’s most controversial player, so it’s no wonder that Rihanna likes him,” revealed the source.

While we’re glad Rihanna is moving forward in her love life, we think she should avoid boys with bad reputations in order to find Mr. Right. We want to know what YOU think! Do you think Rihanna is trying to move on with J.R., or is it just another cry out for attention aimed at Chris?