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People Magazine
July 12, 2018 11:30 am

Rihanna‘s roar may be worse than her bite. Days after the 30-year-old songstress was photographed in an apparent argument with her rumored boyfriend, Saudi businessman Hassan Jameel, she seemed to lightheartedly respond to the tabloid story with a meme on her Instagram page.

“When u think u know more bout soccer 😼💪🏿 #worldcup2018,” Rihanna captioned the image of a male lion timidly backing away from the growling female feline, which somewhat resembled her passionately pointing fingers at Jameel while in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

Of course, it’s unknown if the duo was really feuding over soccer or if the star is just trying to break the tension before gossip runs wild. What is clear is that Rihanna is a super fan of the tournament—she was even cheering from the stands when Germany bested Argentina 1-0 to win the 2014 World Cup.

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The “Wild Thoughts” hitmaker remained coy while talking about her current relationship in Vogue‘s June cover story“I used to feel guilty about taking personal time, but I also think I never met someone who was worth it before,” she explained.

In June 2017, the Ocean’s 8 star and Jameel were spotted kissing and grabbing coffee together. Since then, the two have been photographed together a few times—including in October, when a source told PEOPLE they were “canoodling all night” while grabbing dinner and bowling with a group of friends in Cambridge, Massachusetts. (Aside: why is “canoodling” a word?)

In December, Rihanna also sparked rumors of an engagement when she rocked a sizable diamond on that finger to Chris Rock’s show at Madison Square Garden in New York City. However, a source confirmed to PEOPLE that the Doyle & Doyle antique brown diamond cluster ring is not linked to an engagement.

Jameel is an heir to the Abdul Latif Jameel business dynasty of Saudi Arabia. The company owns the right to sell Toyota Motor vehicles in Saudi Arabia and other Middle Eastern countries (among other ventures) and Hassan serves as the president of the charitable organization within the company, Community Jameel.

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