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Alleged Anti-Gay Comments

... Fan Now Says He Faked Them

2/21/2014 10:20 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Major flip-flopping after a gay fan publicly accused Rihanna of saying he was going to hell for his homosexuality -- he has now changed his story ... insisting he was LYING the whole time ... and actually Photoshopped the Instagram image going around the Internet.

Benvoy Seals posted the above image on Instagram last night -- showing a back and forth between him and Rihanna on her comments section.

Benvoy writes, "Rihanna u going to hell girl" -- and, in the image, Rihanna responds, "Arnt you gay? ... Nuff said blah!"

The exchange was shocking, especially because Rihanna voiced her support for gay rights in Russia less than a week ago -- posting a photo of herself wearing a hat embroidered with "P6," which stands for Principle 6 ... a campaign against Russia's anti-gay propaganda law.

But now, Benvoy tells TMZ, he Photoshopped the picture for no reason ... "I lied. I don't know why. I just did." He also said he received thousands of death threats and hate messages.

Benvoy has since deleted the original Instagram image and posted a retraction in its place, claiming, "Rihanna would never say something like that."

We reached out to Rihanna's camp for comment -- so far, no word back.


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Black Adam    

Since when is the truth Racist? Pedophiles, murderers, Rapists, Necrophiliacs, Zoophiliacs, Liars, drunkards, drug addicts, and Homosexuals, "Men who lie with Men". Accept it Homosexuals, God hates it. Accept it.

208 days ago


Rihanna would totally lash out at fans **** talking her sometimes. That guy got paid off by rihanna.

208 days ago


BOy, there have been some gay stories lately that really show their true colors. LIke the Canadian Olympic athlete who got verbally attacked for taking a picture with Putin in Sochi.

The agenda is going to be derailed very soon.

208 days ago


She's not gay @ all but there is a rumor saying that shes interested in football player Antoine Morgan Idk how true this is I went to go follow him on Instagram @ Official Antoine Morgan but there's no proof of contact with her on his profile

175 days ago


I guess some people dnt mind wearing diapers

152 days ago

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110 days ago


I don't get why this is a big deal? Rihanna throws up $$ on female strippers and even sings a total gay song, not to mention she tarred her gf's bday on her back or neck.

103 days ago
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