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Gene Simmons + Tommy Lee Talk Smack About Rihanna

Gene Simmons, Rihanna, Tommy Lee
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We can’t wait to see what she tweets about this! Rihanna has come under fire from Kiss frontman Gene Simmons and Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee. What did the aging rockers have to say about RiRi?

“We’re sick and tired of girls getting up there with dancers and karaoke tapes in back of them,” Simmons told Billboard. “No fake bull—. Leave that to the Rihanna, Shmianna and anyone who ends their name with an ‘A.’”

Interesting, considering Kiss have hung out with Lady Gaga — whose schtick is similar, and whose name also ends with an ‘A’ — and even have said she’s their “fifth member.”

Lee continued the verbal barrage backstage, telling the mag, “No disrespect to Rihanna, she’s a great singer, but we’re in a slump for some s— that has some personality and appeal beyond a bunch of pop stuff that’s floating around out there.” He continued, “I’m glad he said that actually because I don’t think i can bear watching another f—ing award show that is just a little bit better than ‘American Idol.’ It’s f—ing pathetic to watch people go out and f–ing karaoke with a bunch of lights and video. It’s all completely watered down.”

A little harsh, no? Sounds like these two are just trying to get press, and considering RiRi is one of the most famous women on the planet, it makes sense that they’d drop her name. Still, Rihanna is one of the hardest workers in the biz and puts on a fun show, so we don’t see what’s so watered down about her. Aside from her blond hair, that is … but that’s only temporary!

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