When it comes to men, Rihanna admits that she has a thing for bad boys. So, it's no surprise that the "Talk that Talk" singer has been recently linked to New York Knick J.R. SmithRih Rih and J.R. were spotted canoodling quite heavily at Veranda in New York City about a week ago. “They were very flirty in the club all night and holding hands,” an eyewitness told In Touch Weekly. “She was sitting on his lap and was really into him.”

The two actually have some things in common, the most obvious being their penchant for controversial behavior and tattoos. Most recently, Smith was fined $25,000 by the NBA for tweeting a photograph of rapper Joe Budden's ex-girlfriend Tahiry clad only in a thong. Rihanna, on the other hand, has been the center of yet another Chris Brown-related rumor, based on her former flame's "Theraflu" remix in which he puts an unnamed ex-girlfriend of his on blast for sleeping around. Lord knows both the media and Rih Rih fans have been eager for Rihanna to find a new love interest and undoubtedly create some new drama for them to sink their teeth into. If this rumor actually turns out to be the real deal, fireworks will certainly be in order.

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