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Rihanna

Bodyguard Throws KO

Punch to Pap's Face

6/26/2012 8:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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062612_rihanna_punch_splash_launchFirst Drake vs. Chris Brown ... and now ANOTHER fist fight over Rihanna ... but this one ended quickly.

It all went down Sunday night in London ... when a paparazzo (not a TMZ guy) got too close to Rihanna ... and one of the giants protecting the pop star unleashed a right cross that connected ... HARD.

Keep your eyes on the huge guy with the bald head ... who was trying to clear out a space in front of Rihanna's ride as she tried to exit the Whiskey Mist nightclub.

The bodyguard wasn't in the mood to talk things out with the photog ... and fired off one punch that sent the shutterbug down for the count. It's unclear if the pap ever got up.

Rihanna missed the action -- she was already inside her car when the knockout punch was thrown.

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Carriss    

The guy got right back up. Get over yourselves at TMZ, it wasn't that hard a punch. The guy just wanted to throw his weight around. I bet he'll be filing a lawsuit soon.

850 days ago
17.

dd    

Ha Ha Ha

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18.

Ashlyn    

Rhianna was already in the car, so what was the need to hit him? The only reason a bodyguard should use force is if the person they are supposed to be protecting is getting hurt or in danger. Since Rihanna was already in the car, there was no need for him to hit that guy. I understand paparazzi's can be annoying, but when you're a celebrity, they're everywhere. I'd also like to say I hate aggressive paparazzi and if they're physically trying to hurt the celeb then yeah, knock them out. But this dude didn't do anything to Rihanna.

850 days ago
19.

w    

ok just watched again and NO FU**ING WAY did that dude deserve to be punched!, I hope he sues the sh** out of rhianna and that douche bag body gaurd, thats unreal, you are not that cool rhianna, get over yourself.

850 days ago
20.

Amber    

Rihanna has truly just turned into a Ghetto piece of crap!!! Besides, her stank azz was already in the car, so what exactly was the issue??????

850 days ago
21.

STFUP    

And the lawsuit will be coming in 3.... 2.... 1....

850 days ago
22.

Tammy    

I don't like Rihanna, but I'm okay with what her bodyguard did, just like I'm okay with what Baldwin just did. These aggressive paps need to be punched.

850 days ago
23.

cindy    

I would hardley call that a KO. The guy barely hit him.

850 days ago
24.

Canada Guy    

Just because the guy took the punch and got up, does that make it ok? Hell no! Sue the thug and Sue Rihanna. The "security" these people hire are nothing but hoodlums and the "stars" just keep on walkin'.

850 days ago
25.

jason    

oh please, can't these people just stay home?

850 days ago
26.

pimpc    

really?? that was WEAK!!!

850 days ago
27.

John    

wtf "and one of the giants protecting the pop star unleashed a right cross that connected ... HARD. "

umm that was not a ko nor was it hard... I seen women hit harder than that..

850 days ago
28.

Ann    

All this for old horse face. Seriously!

850 days ago
29.

J S Bach    

These stalkers ( and make no mistake, most of the Paparazzi are stalkers ) endanger peoples' lives, harass and are obssesive in their pursuit of a photo. As for "knockout punch," I've seen my 8 y.o. and 5 y.o. boys throw harder punches while playing fighting. This guy is doing what we've seen time and again, provoking someone into what they hope will be an easy payday. Let the lawsuit begin. S***bag

850 days ago
30.

Tim    

I'm sure she will see it in court.

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