"Calm down, he's not beating me."
Back from vacation on the Caribbean, Rihanna dined at her favorite restaurant, Giorgio Baldi in Santa Monica, Thursday night. She finished her meal and left to hop in a car waiting outside. A photographer waiting outside began snapping away as soon as she left the restaurant. Her bodyguard, Frank, asked the photographer to step away from the car, but she told Frank to stand down with a comment that referenced her 2009 beating at the hands of Chris Brown.
"Frank!" she said. "Calm down, he's not beating me."
She chuckled to herself once safely ensconced in the back of the SUV, perhaps realizing the magnitude of her comment.