Rihanna and Chris Brown‘s insistence that they’re not ever ever ever (like, ever) snapped together as a couple has landed the singer with a painful $1 million lawsuit — after a pap claims he was roughed up and his camera stolen after photographing the close personal friends. Snapper Luis Santana reckons he was knocked to the ground by minders and his $3k camera stolen after he grabbed a shot of the camera-shy couple in St Petersburg, Fla. in May.
A spokesman for Rihanna labelled the incident as “really unfortunate” but added: “I do believe that this matter is completely blown out of proportion.” Possibly. And we think going to ridiculous lengths to attempt to convince the music-buying public that there’s no romance could possibly be blowing things out of proportion, too. Just a bit.
Imagine what might have happened if the couple’s bodyguards had gotten their hands on the photographer who snapped these shots ….