Singer lashes out at fan after photo of 'joint'
Michael Baggs

10:07 7th January 2013

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Rihanna has hit back at claims from a fan online that she was likely to die from a drug over dose like tragic star Whitney Houston.

Rihanna posted a photo on Instagram, which appeared to show cannabis - and prompted over 7,000 comments online. However, not all of her fans reacted positively to her smoking habit, with one likening Rihanna to the late Houston. Rihanna did not take kindly to the comparison, lashing out at the fan.

The Sun newspaper reports that the 'Diamonds' singer retaliated, saying: "Yea cuz Whitney overdosed on a joint! F*** outta here u weak b****!"

Whitney Houston drowned in a bathtub in the Beverly Hills Hilton hotel. Toxicology reports at the time revealed her death was due to the effects of chronic cocaine use and heart disease.

Rihanna has previously used social networks to seemingly speak of her love for smoking cannabis, writing: "'Kush rolled, glass full... I prefer the better things!" in January of 2012.

Rihanna smokes while on holiday in St Tropez in 2012

Fellow US pop singer Justin Bieber has also been caught up in his own cannabis scandal recently, with US website TMZ publishing a number of photos of the 'Baby' singer smoking a suspicious looking cigarette.

The photos were reportedly taken on 2 January2013 during a party at a Newport Beach hotel, which took place the day after amateur photographer Chris Guerra was killed trying to photograph Bieber's car.

Below: drug confessions - who has admitted to what?

  • In September 2012, Lady Gaga openly smoked a spliff during her Born This Way ball tour, telling her audience: "I thought that in Holland it would be an appropriate place to discuss my current openness about being a cannabis smoker because I have decided that I want you to know the truth," she declare., "It has totally changed my life and that I've really cut down on drinking. It's, like, been a totally spiritual experience for me with my music."

  • According to BBC News, Bob Dylan spoke of his heroin addiction saying,"I got very, very strung out for a while, I mean really, very strung out. And I kicked the habit. I had about a $25-a-day habit and I kicked it."

  • Elton John told Today's Matt Lauer, "I was consumed by cocaine, booze, and who knows what else. I apparently never got the memo that the Me Generation had ended."

  • According to The Telegraph, Katherine Jenkins the famous opera singer admitted, "I took half a pill the first time, and it made me feel excited, passionate, in love with everyone and everything, and really happy, very very happy. I took ecstasy pills after that four or five times, and MDMA too."

  • Mike Skinner of The Streets told The Independent, "I know I could buy two grand's worth of cocaine and do it all tonight. And then get four more grand's worth and there would be absolutely nothing to stop me."

  • Whilst at a show in Toledo Motley Crew proclaimed on stage, "We''ve been doing every drug we could get our fucking bodies man."

  • Noel Gallagher boasted to NME, "I spent £1m on drugs and enjoyed every minute of it."

  • No surprises here then. According to The Independent, Pete Doherty stated: "I sparked up like a Christmas tree. Sticking a line of cocaine up your nose is normal in the music industry ... it''s rife. Drugs and music are one and the same to me."

  • According to a Primal Scream interview with NME, drugs fuelled the entire Screamadelica album. "That was our introduction to E. And then all of a sudden I''m listening to this record, turning the bass up, going, Oh! Ooh!"

  • James Murphy (LCD Soundsystem) admitted to NME that he took Steroids to finish an album off quickly, "I had to sing it with a voice that was completely blown out, but then I took lots of steroids!" he declared. "So I juiced for this record! It's cheating, I'm cheating! I cheated to sing this song." On track ''Dance Yrself Clean''

  • Lily Allen has not only admitted to taking drugs, but to dealing then as well. The 'The Fear' singer told Uncut magazine: "I was a drug dealer in Ibiza at 15... But I haven''t done drugs for a while now. Too busy. I'd like to say work and sex have replaced drugs."

  • Lil'' Wayne suffered from a Codeine addiction a couple of years ago, telling MTV of his troubles with kicking the habit, "It ain''t that easy feels like death in your stomach when you stop doing that shit. You gotta learn how to stop, you gotta go through detox. You gotta do all kinds of stuff."

  • Frank Ocean confessed to selling class A drugs during his high-school years, admitting in a September 2013 interview with Oyster magazine: "I was a thug," he said. "I sold a lot of cocaine and crack...All the time." He added that his 'creative life' was lacking a 'disciplinarian' influence, claiming that he did not have a family member pushing him to develop his music talents.

  • Muse have always been open about their dalliances with magic mushrooms. The band admit that most of the sessions for Origin of Symmetry were famously recorded when they were 'shroomed up. In a recent interview with Q Magazine, frontman Matt Bellamy said: "The magic mushrooms have made a bit of a comeback recently." In the same interview with Q, Matt described a recent 'trip' on a bouncy castle at a Las Vegas fancy dress party in which he merged into a Salvador Dali painting: "Dom had a dog mask on and he ran off into the desert and I ran after him. For a minute I was actually in a Salvador Dali painting. If you look at his painting 'The Elephants', I was the little person at the bottom of those elephants' legs"."

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