Rihanna and J.R. Smith an Item? Singer and Shooter Seen Getting Close

Everyone wants to know who Rihanna is hooking up with these days. Russell Simmons penned an open letter to the singer. Rihanna’s own mother wants to know. And let’s not forget about all the gossip columns. The latest rumor hitting the streets is that Rihanna was seen out on the town with New York Knicks star J.R. Smith.

Rihanna and Smith were reportedly seen all over town getting very close in a friendly way. They were last sighted at the Veranda Club in New York City.

An eyewitness tells In Touch the couple were all over each other. The eyewitness said,

“They were very flirty in the club all night and holding hands,” an eyewitness told magazine. “She was sitting on his lap and was really into him.”

Commenting on Rihanna’s dating type, the source said that J.R. Smith fits perfectly into the mold. The source continued,

“He is the team’s most controversial player, so it’s no wonder that Rihanna likes him,”

The New York Knicks bad boy was just fined $25,000 a couple of months ago by the NBA for Tweeting out a picture of some model’s thong clad butt in his bed. The father of two was also sentenced to 30 days in prison, 500 hours of community service and suspended from the NBA for seven games after pleading guilty to causing a reckless driving accident in 2009.

He also had to shut down his original Twitter account after being accused of tweeting in the same style as the Los Angeles Bloods gang.