After spending Christmas with Chris Brown, Rihanna made sure to post a picture of them engaging in one of their favorite activities — smoking.
"Thug life #merrychristmas,” read the caption on a black and white photo Rihanna posted online that depicts her sitting on the hood of a car smoking, while Brown stood in the foreground, also smoking either a cigarette or possibly marijuana.
Brown and Rihanna spent the holidays together, taking in a Lakers game courtside in Los Angeles.
Earlier this week, Rihanna reportedly cursed out a fan who commented on her love of smoking weed. The singer posted a picture of herself smoking marijuana to her Instagram account with the caption, "Friday night gettin a lil fuzzy." In response, one follower wrote, “She’s going to end [up] like Whitney if she keeps doing drugs like she’s doing now.”
Whitney Houston passed away in February after being plagued by drug use for years.
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By 2000, Houston had been married for eight years to singer Bobby Brown. Their marriage was widely known for fighting, scandals, drug and alcohol-related arrests. Houston's career was dogged by heavy drug use, for which her family blamed Brown.
In a 2009 interview with Oprah Winfrey, Whitney said her mother, gospel singer Cissy Houston, arrived on her doorstep with sheriff's officers and a court order for drug intervention.
Rihanna apparently did not appreciate the comparison, replying to the Instagram follower, “Yea cuz Whitney overdosed on a joint. [Expletive] outta here you weak [expletive]!!”