The 25-year old ranted on Instagram about Jones’ article, which suggested RiRi had ‘toned down’ her image to land advertising deals and grace the cover of American Vogue, adding “she got it, too, in November last year”.
Jones stated: “All these qualities pale to nothing when we know she went back to her abusive boyfriend, Chris Brown, who pleaded guilty to assaulting her in 2009; that she promotes drug-taking, drinking and the sort of fashion sense on stage that surely invites rape at worst, disrespect at least.”
She concluded: “This poisonous pop princess should come with a government health warning.”
Hitting back at Jones, the Diamonds hitmaker uploaded a snap of the journalist on her official Instagram account, accompanying it with the caption:
My money got a bad habit of pissing people off!! If you sincerely wanna help little girls more than their own parents do, here’s a toxic tip: don’t be amateur with your articles, you sound bitter! What’s all this about hair and nails and costumes and tattoos?? ….That s**t ain’t clever!!! That s**t ain’t journalism! That’s a sad sloppy menopausal mess!!!”
“Nobody over here acts like they’re perfect! I don’t pretend that I’m like you, i just live… My life!! And I don’t know why y’all still act so surprised by any of it!! “Role Model” is not a position or title that I have ever campaigned for, so chill wit dat! I got my own f**ked up shit to work on, I’ll never portray that as perfect, but for right now it’s ME!! Call it what ya want!! Toxic was cute, Poisonous Pop Princess had a nice ring to it, just a lil wordy! And P.S. my first American Vogue cover was in 2011…APRIL!!! #ElizabethAnnJones”