A Likely Story

Rihanna of “Umbrella-lel-la” fame is trying to tell some cutesy story about how Jay-Z has to approve of all the men she dates. Mmm hmm. Ok. Right. I’m sure it has nothing to do with why Beyonce wrote “Ring the Alarm” about your ass.

“I just found out from a mutual friend that guys will talk to Jay first before they try to approach me,” Rihanna, 19, told PEOPLE at a Venus Breeze event in New York City (her gams were named this year’s “Celebrity Legs of a Goddess”).

“He’s very protective,” she says of her mentor, who discovered her and signed her to his Def Jam label. “Jay has my best interests in mind. If it’s a good guy I know Jay won’t shut him down. But if he’s not, Jay will be like, ‘No, no, no.’ “

She goes on to say that Jay-Z won’t tell her who these men are. I think he’s just trying to create some kind of paranoid situation and lock her up in a hip-hop Rapunzel tower! You know he wants under that umbrella.