In Touch can exclusively reveal that Rihanna is turning her attention over to another new man — New York Knicks star J.R. Smith.
Multiple sources tell the new issue of In Touch, on newsstands now, that the two were spotted getting cozy at Veranda nightclub in NYC on May 6.
“They were very flirty in the club all night and holding hands,” an eyewitness who was at the hotspot tells In Touch. “She was sitting on his lap and was really into him.”
J.R., 26, made headlines in March when he was fined $25,000 by the NBA after tweeting a photo of a woman’s butt in a thong from his bed.
“He is the team’s most controversial player, so it’s no wonder that Rihanna likes him,” says a source.
Her latest hot hookup comes after two recent disses from ex-boyfriends. First, the 24-year-old singer unfollowed Chris Brown on Twitter after he allegedly took an X-rated shot at her promiscuity in a rap, in which he implied she had slept with everyone in the industry. (Chris, 23, soon deleted her from his account, too.) Drake, 25, was next to trash her, releasing a song called “No Lie,” in which he boasted of only wanting to sleep with her once.
“I definitely like high-risk guys,” Rihanna has said. “I don’t like cream puff, corny guys… the nice ones that won’t hurt you. I like the edge. That’s the thrill for me.”
For more on Rihanna’s new man, pick up this week’s issue of In Touch, on newsstands now.