Iman Shumpert: ‘I Used To Love Rihanna’

Rihanna has a knack for making men feel some type of way. New York Knick Iman Shumpert stopped by Charlamagne’s new late-night rendezvous on MTV2 called Charlamagne and Friends, and put down his photo of Rih in the back drop.

“Listen, this is justified,” the baller explained. “I used to love Rihanna too but she had said her words about the Knicks. I’m on the Knicks and everybody knows I’ma defend the Knicks to the end. J.R. my brother.”

Rewind to May where fellow Knickerbocker J.R. Smith was seen in the club with the Bajan beauty during the playoffs, sparking romantic rumors between the two until the “Pour It Up” singer took to Instagram to put the team on blast. “F*ck you and your wack ass team!!,” Rih wrote to a Knick stan. “Nobody want that desert thirsty nigga!! He fuckin up cus his ass be hungover from clubbing every night during playoffs!!”

Though the Knicks didn’t win the chip, he says the situation between his teammate and the pop star could have played out differently. “It was just some extra stuff that could have been totally different.”

Watch the full interview where he discusses doing music for Michelle Obama’s new campaign and dating Elle Varner above.