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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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61.

David    

Might have been something else with a Red tip that gave her herpes

326 days ago
62.

Jamie    

This girl is an idiot............ why would you let a makeup rep put lipstick on your mouth that was clearly being used on others?!?

326 days ago
63.

Mia    

Ew how sad. The person who gave the lipstick herpes was most likely a Riri fan because most of Rihanna's fans probably have herpes since they look up to "Rihanna" LOL Being skanks/sluts is something Rihanna and them have in common.

326 days ago
64.

annette    

Just looking at pictures of her I feel itchy.

326 days ago
65.

TEENY HAWK    

lame as F$*k how do they no if during the concert she didnt do somthing to catch it...get real theres no telling what this chick had her mouth on if she just lets anyone put things on her mouth...lolKEEP YOUR LIPS OFF THINGS THAT ARENT YOUR DARLING AND YOU WNT HAVE TO WORRIE ABOUT THE HERPES

326 days ago
66.

Denise    

Well, it would be like getting herpes directly from Rhi, right? I can't wait to see how MAC tries to spin this story into a positive...

326 days ago
67.

drdre    

80% of people have herpes since childhood that remains unreactive until a later time (or maybe never). How will this even be possible to win or prove??

326 days ago
68.

Snowman with a Turnip Nose    

"RiRi Woo"? Who the hell would let something that's called "RiRi Woo" get within 20 feet of themself and not expect to catch something?

326 days ago
69.

EasilyHard    

If you've ever contracted chicken pox You have a strain of Paris

326 days ago
70.

WonderWoman    

First of all, you're not suppossed to use the lipstick..stick when trying on lipstick. There are little tools to do that with. WHO in their right mind would apply lipstick handed to them by a stranger who tells them it's a sample, meaning "it's been passed around"!?
Secondly, hugely swollen and irritated the NEXT DAY is NOT herpes... it sounds like an allergic reaction to me.
There is no way to tell WHEN you contract herpes so I think this chick HAD herpes and saw an opening to make some money off of it.
That make-up rep should lose her job and a LOT of women need some self respect and respect for others.
GIRL POWA!

326 days ago
71.

Tracey    

Dumbasses. It doesn't pop up in 24 hours. Do the research.

326 days ago
72.

Fredrick Ingram    

She is beautiful is this true or rumor

326 days ago
73.

kr    

her whole lip? Maybe she had an allergic reaction? but yeah don't share make up

326 days ago
74.

johnny    

What idiot takes a lipstick sample on your lips from a stranger?

325 days ago
75.

Seriously?    

This will never go ant where. Boring , probably had harpies first.

325 days ago
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