Rihanna was one of the most vocal Cleveland Cavaliers fans at Thursday’s NBA Finals, but one fellow spectator apparently couldn’t hide his perceived annoyance at the singer’s outspokenness.
While the Work hitmaker jumped, cheered and even dabbed from her courtside seat as the Cavs took on the Golden State Warriors, some viewers noticed a heated response from Apple executive Eddy Cue, seemingly shouting: “Tell that b**** to sit down!”
— BaerFace (@BaerFace) June 2, 2017
Rihanna’s loyal fans were quick to jump in, demanding an apology from Cue and even threatening to cancel their subscriptions to Apple Music.
who tells Rihanna to sit down is the real question at hand
— ⚔️🕊 (@lillacksleep) June 2, 2017
— karlie jenner. (@clapbackanna) June 2, 2017
Oh cancelling my Apple Music subscription @cue – no one yells at Rihanna, especially not a grown white man telling her to "sit down"
— Eileen Carey (@eileenmcarey) June 2, 2017
Cue later addressed the alleged exchange, tweeting that he has “nothing but love” for the star and was actually talking to someone else.
Nothing but love for Rihanna (and KD, too!) As usual I was excited about our lead and actually talking to Marissa, 8 seats to my right.
— Eddy Cue (@cue) June 2, 2017