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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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46.

Mandy    

Y'all are being a little dramatic don't you think? It looks like the bodyguard barely touches the dude.

764 days ago
47.

me    

what is it about this girl? i see nothing. train wreck happening in slow-mo

764 days ago
48.

campy    

What's t he deal with these people. Every other day it's a new TMZ story about violence. What ever happened to civility?

764 days ago
49.

campy    

What's t he deal with these people. Every other day it's a new TMZ story about violence. What ever happened to civility?

764 days ago
50.

Uncle Rufus    

That's what you get when you hire GOONS as your "bodyguards". Oh...last time I checked, Jolly Old England has LAWYERS there too, and if I was that photog, I'd GET ONE.

764 days ago
51.

craig    

FIRST!!!!!!

763 days ago
52.

Hank    

I can't stand her what a skank and if she was already in the car than this was overkill.

763 days ago
53.

Throwback kid    

Is that older bald guy the TechnoViking from Youtube? No one has seen the Techno Viking since 2000 when he broke out into an angry dance

763 days ago
54.

hbk72777    

That bodyguard looked about 75.

763 days ago
55.

Mrs.LauraQ    

trouble wherever she goes or has been!

763 days ago
56.

ray    

Assualt is assualt no matter what. Defense of self and others is surely a valid responce, however a guy taking pictures, without overt threat, is not an adequate reason for taking a guy down. Being an a$$hole is not enough reason.

763 days ago
57.

austin    

what a joke... the guy CLEARLY pushes him in the face (no "real" punch ) and the photog stumbles on the curb - then IMMEDIATELY stands back up (in the video) - TMZ is as fake as the "stories" it publishes

763 days ago
58.

eric     

since when is that called a punch? that was a weak poke and the ***** went down....you gotta love California. you are the biggest ******* ever invented.

763 days ago
59.

Dita Wildflower    

High optic zoom on their sports camaras, and they need to be 1 inch from celebrity's faces. Get a life

763 days ago
60.

Tammi67    

If "she was already inside her car when the knockout punch was thrown" why did the bodyguard still hit him?!? I honestly don't understand how this Rianna person is even famous. The two times I've seen interviews with her, she seems to be the most boring, unlikeable, no-talent dullard I've ever had the displeasure of listening to.

763 days ago
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