Rihanna Shuts Down Matt Barnes Dating Rumors Via Hashtag

This weekend, NBA star Matt Barnes lent credence to the rumors that he and Rihanna are a thing by telling TMZ that he and the singer are “past the crush stage.” Turns out, this was news to Rih, who clapped back on Instagram with a chorus of hashtags calling out the recently traded Memphis Grizzlies player for being a lying liar who lieeeeeessssss.

Let me repeat: Rihanna didn’t even construct a sentence to take this fool down, she did it via HASHTAG. This is how you dump someone you were never dating in the first place. Fans responded on Twitter with a hashtag of their own — behold, #MattBarnesFuneral:

Excellent use of hashtag communication, everyone. #Impressed [Tea & Breakfast]