Matt Barnes recently insinuated that he and Rihanna were feeling each other and had a little somethin' somethin' going on.
Rihanna thought otherwise and checked him on it. She even went so far as to say that she's never met Barnes.
Barnes is responding to that. In an interview with the The Jim Rome Show, Barnes seemed to stand by what he said about himself and Rihanna, and suggested that he would have no reason to lie about it.
"I'm too grown to lie, you know what I mean? It is what it is; I'm going to let this blow by like everything else blows by."
Barnes suggested that it was his going public about the situation that might have pissed off Rihanna.
"When you're in a situation like this and, you know, you just learn. You just got to keep stuff to yourself, obviously," Barnes said.
"Like I said, I'm too grown to be lying about stuff, but life is life. You live and you learn … I'm always going to be me, even if, you know, sometimes my mouth gets me in trouble."
Diana Ozemebhoya Eromosele is a staff writer at The Root and the founder and executive producer of Lectures to Beats, a Web series that features video interviews with scarily insightful people. Follow Lectures to Beats on Facebook and Twitter.