I've got to say, being whacked aggressively by Rihanna with a heavy object sounds like a fetish more than a few of us could get behind. So perhaps the singer's exact reaction was actually what this UK fan was looking for when he tried to get handsy with Our Lady of Perpetual Diamonds. Either way, the guy now has the coolest bruise around and should probably figure out a way to auction it on eBay.

And now, let's compare Rihanna's reaction to Beyonce's reaction when a similar thing happened to her at a concert last month:

So classy and so Beyonce, while Rihanna's mic smack was typically badass. But also, humanity in general? Let's stop touching our pop stars while they're attempting to entertain us.


Liana Maeby grew up in Los Angeles and it has made her just as terrible as you'd expect. A graduate of USC's film school, she previously worked as an editor for Crushable.com, and has written for publications like Interview and The Village Voice. Her first book, a satirical work entitled "Earl Can Hurl (You Can Hurl Too)" written when she was eight, remains unpublished.