Rihanna Shoots Down Personal Questions in Yet Another Testy Interview (VIDEO)

Memo to reporters: Don't even try to ask Rihanna a question about her personal life, because she's going to give you the ice-cold shoulder if you do.

The pop superstar had another -- how do we put this lightly? -- tense moment during an interview this week, in which she scolded Australian Sunrise reporter Natalie Barr for addressing the rumors about her love life.

"How frustrating is it when you're linked to another Hollywood star, even if you've barely met them?" Barr asked. To which Rihanna abruptly said: "Very frustrating. Almost as frustrating as being asked about it. I mean, what's the point?"

According to Barr, the interview ended abruptly after Rihanna answered that question. Yowch!

Incidentally, this is just the latest battle (pun not intended -- okay, maybe it was) between Rihanna and a nosy reporter; late last month, she ripped into a reporter named "Sarah" for asking about the rumors between her and Ashton Kutcher.

"Wow, how disappointing was that question," she said, before admitting she is single. (Watch the video here.)

Rihanna also snapped at a reporter at the same Battleship junket this week, when the reporter asked Rihanna and her co-star Brooklyn Decker about the personal struggles they've faced in real life.

"Girl, you said the key word: personal. Next!" Rihanna quipped.

Of course, Rihanna's personal life has been all over the tabloids in recent months, due in great part to her re-collaboration with ex-boyfriend Chris Brown, the man who brutally assaulted Rihanna, in 2009. The former couple recorded two songs together, including a remix of Rihanna's "Birthday Cake."

In the latest issue of Elle, Rihanna addressed the criticism she received over the duets, saying:

It’s very hard for me to accept, but I get it. People end up wasting their time on the blogs or whatever, ranting away, and that’s all right. I don’t hate them for it … Tomorrow I’m still going to be the same person. I’m still going to do what I want to do.
What do you think, readers: Should reporters leave Rihanna alone, or should she open up a little bit more?

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  • Nongpoo

    You honestly can't put time on fate or love. People can be with snmeooe for years and still don't know the person fully. Depends on the person and the situation. Right now at this moment , I can't say I can marry snmeooe after a month. I will never say never though.

  • Fuck Nigs
    Fuck Nigs

    She loves the way Chris put the smackdown on her,

  • K

    Oh quick sorry because you just stated your 'opinion' I will quickly change mine just because now I realise that the 'Journalist' made her get an attitude about the question she was asked. FFS as I stated above she DID NOT HANDLE the question in even a remotely classy way. Pretty simple to not get a whole lot of attitude and say 'Sorry I really do not want to answer that' shit that would just be way too hard!

  • K

    How about reading what I said - she did act like a bitch her whole attitude turned rude and arrogant. I never said that she HAD to answer the questions I said "when you are in the spotlight you will get asked these questions"...she has every right not to answer them but perhaps conduct herself a little better in future, it is not like she is not used to doing interviews etc! Also when she is doing 'Publicity' to try and get people interested in her WORK perhaps she should be a little more tolerable to invasive questions...JUST SAYING.

  • Connie Terry
    Connie Terry

    Good for her! Her personal life should be talked about if only she wants to, she is the boss of that! Get it! Finall word, lady said unaspected ? What did she expect asking that? Lucky she was sweet about it? , right

  • Yvette

    You can ask a person whatever you want however said person is also free to answer however they want. Get over yourselves. She doesn't owe any of us anything except music. She's not a political figure. She's an entertainer. People seem to think that they personally know celebrities. Do you just ask random people on the street with whom they're sleeping? If and when they want to go public they will and until then people should really learn to mind their own business.

  • Gabrielle

    She really needs to cool it with the attitude.

  • Angel

    She acted like a bitch? WOW K! I didn't see it like that at all. Nothing she said to the reporter was rude or nasty it was honest. The interesting thing about journalism is that it tends to sensationalize stories to get everyone's attention. Like always the general public falls for it by assuming that it's 100% fact and then we begin to criticize these people that we do not know on a personal level. Should every response that a celebrity makes be sugar coated with a cherry on top? All of the regular joe's in the world can have such a strong opinion that is often completely wrong because we don't have the public invading our personal lives. Should someone dig into the skeletons in our closet I wonder could any of us take the heat. My guess is NO!

  • K

    She acted like a bitch. Plain and simple when you are in the spotlight you will get asked these questions she did not handle herself well at all.

  • Sarah La Pene
    Sarah La Pene

    A few weeks ago she was on British TV saying how much she wants a boyfriend and now she doesn't want to answer personal questions? Idiot.

  • Heidi Helen Pilypas
    Heidi Helen Pilypas

    Celebrities go through training so they can deflect questions. She has a right not to answer certain personal questions but the fact the interview interrupted so abruptly says: ouch! On the otherhand she wasn't even feeling well.