Rihanna bff

Rihanna’s Nasty
Catfight With
Childhood Best Friend

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For more than 10 years, Melissa Forde has been Rihanna’s closest companion, having met as girls and growing up in Barbados together. But insiders reveal to In Touch, on newsstands now, that the BFFs had a major fight recently when Melissa caused some drama on the superstar’s tour.

“The screaming match started when Rihanna heard Mel was talking behind her back and being rude to her staff and security,” explains a childhood friend of the pair. The singer called out her longtime best friend on her diva-like behavior.  

Melissa has just over 350,000 Instagram followers and around 70,000 Twitter followers and often gets the same perks as Rihanna herself. Perhaps the fame was getting to her head or could jealousy issues be the problem? Their friend tells the mag, “There’s always been an underlying tension between Melissa and Rihanna.”

But the girls gave each other some time to cool off and the insider adds to In Touch, “Melissa’s back on the tour, at least for now!”

For more, pick up the new issue of In Touch, on newsstands now.

Watch In Touch’s contributing senior news editor Noah Levy discuss this and more on The Gossip Table­—which airs everyday at 9:30 AM on VH1!