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The Word: Watch Rihanna bash a fan with her microphone

Though she's shadowed by a security guard, Rihanna takes matters into her own hands and whacks herself free with her microphone.

A cursory glance at Rihanna's Instagram account easily confirms the stoner status of this babe from Barbados. Credit: Instagram/@badgalriri. A cursory glance at Rihanna's Instagram account easily confirms the stoner status of this babe from Barbados. Credit: Instagram/@badgalriri

It must be great to be a pop star with a sea of fans desperately reaching out to touch you. For a while, anyway. In this video, Rihanna seems pretty over it.

In footage shot by a fan at one of her concerts, the "Umbrella" singer strolls along the front row, touching hands with her fans, until one of them holds on for a second too long, impeding her progress back to the stage. Though she's shadowed by a security guard, Rihanna takes matters into her own hands and pummels her way free with her microphone.

You'd think she'd be more careful with her audio equipment, but she only sort of appears to be singing into the microphone.

Rihanna's tour got off to a rough start in March when she was reportedly battling illness, forcing the cancellation of three shows in Baltimore, Boston and Houston. Her promoter, Live Nation, confirmed only that the cancellations were “as a result of illness” but did not say what was wrong with the star. When she canceled the Boston show, she tweeted fans that morning, saying: “(Boston) this is the hardest thing for me to deal with! I feel like we’ve been waiting on this day forever, and I’m hurt that I let you down. … I hate disappointing people that never ever let me down!! I’m so embarrassed about this! Thank you for your prayers and well wishes!”

 
 
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