Cameroonian NBA star Joel Embiid isn’t giving up trying to date Rihanna

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Cameroonian NBA superstar, Joel Embiid can’t seem to let go on his struggle to date pop superstar, Rihanna.

The Sixers star has not only once or twice showed his interest for the “Love On the Brain” singer on interviews and on Twitter but while

recovering from a recent surgery to repair an orbital fracture on April 1, Embiid did the unthinkable. The medicated sportsman kind of asked Rihanna out… On Twitter!

Although Joel denied trying to date Rihanna in an interview in 2014 — “No no, it’s not like that. I’m just messing,” he said to Billboard — he’s still having fun with this.

Well, before Embiid even became the NBA star he is today, he publicly aired out his desire to date Rihanna when he revealed that a mystery woman — who everyone assumed was Rihanna — turned him down because he wasn’t an All-Star. So when he became an All-Star, fans began asking Rihanna questions on social media. Well, RiRi is yet to say a word.

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Joel Embiid denies dating Reality Tv star, Olivia Pierson

However, Embiid has once been linked to reality TV star and model, Olivia Pierson. Unless you’re a dedicated E! or reality TV fan, you probably not know her. Pierson is one of the stars of WAGS, a show which “chronicles the professional and personal lives of several wives and girlfriends of high-profile sportspersons.”

In February 2017, Pierson left a nice Valentine’s Day message to Embiid for her 1.5 million followers to see but few days later, Embiid described the supposed relationship as “fake…. fake news”.


Rihanna and boyfriend, Hassan Jameel

As for Rihanna, she’s currently dating her billionaire boyfriend, Jameel Hassan, a Saudi businessman from one of the richest families in the world. According to reports, the Jameels are said to be worth over £1.1 billion and Forbes ranks them as the 12th wealthiest Arabs in the world. Hassan is believed to inherit the family fortune one day.

Sorry, how much is our Joel Embiid worth again?


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  1. sophia

    April 6, 2018 at 8:41 am

    Embiid just leave it you!!

  2. Ebot

    April 7, 2018 at 6:46 am

    This is like a poor man looking to be president in two years. Hahaha. Abeg shift let me faint

  3. William

    April 7, 2018 at 6:47 am

    I love Cameroonians. They always aim higher.

  4. Kendra

    April 7, 2018 at 6:48 am

    Embiid thanks for trying.

  5. Sally

    April 7, 2018 at 6:48 am

    Hahahahahahahhahaha weh why we de so eh

  6. Yo Gotti

    April 7, 2018 at 6:49 am

    I’m sure the guy is thinking money is not an issue. Dude, who leaves a billionaire for an NBA player.

  7. Kiki

    April 7, 2018 at 6:50 am

    Im not sure RiRi wants an NBA player at this time of her life. Girl is doing just fine with that billionaire bf

  8. Palava Man

    April 7, 2018 at 6:51 am

    My brother should we introduce you to Brianna? She looks like Rihanna

  9. OG

    April 7, 2018 at 6:52 am


  10. Dominic

    April 7, 2018 at 6:52 am

    Our brother aiming higher than high. Not bad

  11. Coco

    April 7, 2018 at 6:53 am

    Why are you people sounding as if Embiid is one wretched human.chai

  12. Jess

    April 7, 2018 at 6:54 am

    Maybe he should try Rita Ora.. after all she is the Brtitish Rihanna lol

  13. Its Me

    April 7, 2018 at 6:56 am

    Wait you mean this guy was dating Olivia Pierson, that pretty babe in that E! reality TV series and denied her on Insta? Damn. RiRi has no time for this fool

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