Rihanna is "ignoring" all the untrue Hassan Jameel split stories, Gossip Cop has exclusively learned. As we were first to report, despite claims by lesser outlets, Rihanna has not dumped her boyfriend. The fake news was first spread by a site that over the years has falsely maintained, for example, that Rihanna was pregnant with Prince Harry and Leonardo DiCaprio's babies.
On Friday, MediaTakeOut asserted Rihanna was "back on the market" because she "dumped" her super wealthy boyfriend. The often discredited outlet alleged the Barbadian singer and Ocean's 8 star simply "got tired" of Jameel. Glaringly, the website had no details about when, how, or where the supposed breakup took place. Did she do it on Friday, the week before, or a month ago? Did Rihanna dump Jameel over the phone, by text, or in person? And if done by person, was it done in Los Angeles, Saudi Arabia or France?
The website had no answers to any of those Journalism 101 questions. And yet places like HollywoodLife and even respected magazines, including Elle and Harper's Bazaar, readily picked up the report without bothering to fact-check. Nowhere in any of their articles is it mentioned that the alleged split was confirmed by Rihanna's rep or any particular insider. Conversely, a mutual acquaintance of the singer and Gossip Cop assured us on background that talk of Rihanna having split with Jameel was "untrue."
Even though the false rumor was picked up and republished by several outlets, Gossip Cop's impeccable insider says Rihanna is "ignoring" the inaccurate stories. Nor is she going out of her way to debunk the inaccurate articles. We're told Rihanna prefers to keep her relationship with Jameel private, but eventually it will be obvious the reports are wrong. To date, with a few exceptions such as when Rihanna and Jameel were hanging out on a balcony in Paris, the two have rarely been photographed together.
And perhaps Rihanna is right to ignore the noise because MediaFakeOut's initial report has spawned a number of wholly fabricated tales. In fact, HollywoodLife exposes its questionable practices with a new story titled, "Rihanna: Would She Take Chris Brown Back If She's Really Split From Hassan? The Truth, Says Source." While clearly trying to find a new angle, the site alleges to know whether Rihanna would take back Chris Brown, who plead guilty in 2009 to assaulting her.
The often discredited outlet, which is nicknamed HollywoodLies because of its penchant for fabricating, acknowledges that it's unsure "if [Rihanna's] really split from Hassan." It further references "reports of a breakup" and notes it doesn't know for certain "if she is indeed a single lady once again." Yet, after admitting it's unsure whether Rihanna actually split with Jameel, it claims to have a "Rihanna" source. Of course, if HollywoodLies truly had a Rihanna "source" it would know for sure whether the singer and Jameel split instead of saying "reports of a breakup." Perhaps Rihanna's tact is right, and it's best to ignore all the fake news written about her.
Gossip Cop has determined this story is accurate to the best of our ability.