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Rihanna Concert

Herpe Days Are Here Again

5/30/2013 6:39 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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A woman claims she got a souvenir at a Rihanna concert that will last her a lifetime ... herpes.

Starkeema Greenidge claims in a new lawsuit she was at a Rihanna concert at Barclays Center in Brooklyn when she was approached by a M.A.C. rep, who was hawking lipstick samples.

Greenidge claims the rep applied the RiRi Woo, red lipstick -- endorsed by Rihanna -- to her upper lip, told her to press her lips together and spread it around.

The suit claims the lipstick had been previously applied to the lips of others at the concert, and someone had the herp.

Greenidge told TMZ ... the day after the concert, "My whole lip was irritated and hugely swollen."  Greenidge says she went to a doctor and he told her she had herpes.

The suit accuses M.A.C. of shoddy business practices -- applying lipstick directly from the tube instead of using either disposable samples or individual swabs.

Greenidge is suing M.A.C. Cosmetics, Inc -- not Rihanna -- for unspecified damages.

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Trina    

What dumb ass would let someone spread lipstick on their lips. Stupid gets what it deserves

475 days ago
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the artist formerly known as hand turkey    

Uh, yeah, since most people have been exposed to the cold sore virus, good luck trying to prove you got it one day before you broke out.

475 days ago
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Joann    

She's going to have a very hard time proving that.

475 days ago
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lecia1212    

That is so dumb. Fever blisters, swelling and irritation don't show until days after the infection. For any of the symptoms to show the next day, she had to have the virus before the lipstick incident.

475 days ago
20.

Ann    

What a stupid thing to do. Who would use a previously used lipstick??? MAC should sue her for stupidity!

475 days ago
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Mumra the Ever Living    

<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<< . . . . If it's good enough for Lindsay (Valtrex) Lohan, it should be good enough for this vapid girl.
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Honestly, who in their right mind would let some anonymous person smear crap on their lips? Good luck trying to prove a thing sweetie - Did they even have some kind of ID? Do you have a name? Do you have ANYTHING other than your trusting, simpleton nature?

475 days ago
22.

Buddy The Elf    

Maybe there should have been an IQ test prior to the group lipstick application.

475 days ago
23.

NobodySpecial    

She probably got herpes from being too close to the stage.

475 days ago
24.

OhWell    

Which Lips?

475 days ago
25.

MzReeses    

Here's a thought: TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR YOU OWN ACTIONS. You can't tell me they couldn't tell the lip stick look used.

475 days ago
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bernard walker    

now you don't know who had that before you and how many. great you should talk about that before you mouth fly open LOUD and stupid you are

475 days ago
27.

Cristina    

Is this her?

https://www.facebook.com/starkeema.greenidge

475 days ago
28.

RandomTandem    

well thats what she gets for putting the lipstick on! if someone walks up to you with a tube of lipstick and tells you to put it on, common sense would tell you that you're probably not the first one she did that to, NASTY!

smh! and her mother should be punched in the face for naming her STARKEEMA!

475 days ago
29.

Rex    

Really? Come on - you let someone apply lipstick on you that wasn't sealed? Geez.

475 days ago
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Detrick    

Does it take a few weeks to a few months for herpes to show up? But, I guess the virus grew quickly because there were many other girls who used the lipstick before she did; and seeing as though the average Rihanna concert goer (9/10) has herpes, then its no surprise that the herps tried to assassinate her before she woke up.

475 days ago
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