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.
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