Joel Embiid was asked about Rihanna again at an ESPN event hosted by SportsCenter’s Jemele Hill and Michael Smith, since Rihanna’s friend Kelly Rowland was also there. Smith and Hill told Embiid to pitch himself to Rowland so that she could go and try to convince Rihanna. Here was his convincing response: “I mean, look at myself. I’m 7-2, I’m good looking. Women usually love my accent because I’m from Cameroon in Africa. And I’m pretty intelligent, too. And I’m funny. I love pretty women. I feel good about myself.”
Joel Embiid is taking ANOTHER shot at his celebrity crush — this time, professing his love in a video message to Rihanna … “I love you.” Embiid’s been after Rihanna for a while … ever since she allegedly shot him down in 2014 and told him to come back when he’s an All-Star.
76ers stud Joel Embiid wants to be an NBA All-Star for the best reason ever … because he thinks landing the honor will bring him closer to the experience of a lifetime … a date with Rihanna. Here’s the story … Embiid has been trying to drum up All-Star votes from fans saying he needs the All-Star tag to have a shot with a famous mystery “crush” he’s been chasing for years.
Well now, our Embiid sources are telling us the girl in question is definitely RiRi … who he’s had a crush on FOREVER. In fact, when Embiid was first drafted into the league, he shot his shot with the singer on Twitter — but he claims she shot him down … insisting she told him to “come back when you’re a All Star.”
About this tweet, Embiid says his first time meeting Rihanna was awesome, and that they talked about his Twitter. “It went well. I actually met her for the first time. We talked and obviously she knew me, and I was pretty excited about it. We had a conversation. We kind of talked about my Twitter and it was fun. She thought I was funny.”
Badgalriri once again lived up to the self-given moniker on Sunday night. Not one to shy away from controversy, (looking at you “Bitch Better Have My Money” music video), Rihanna didn’t hesitate in offering her opinion in the great LeBron James vs. Steph Curry debate. Following the Golden State Warriors’ loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 7, Rihanna took to social media to support the Cavaliers’ power forward. In a few posts to her famed Instragram, Rihanna praised LeBron while throwing some shade at Curry.