(NEW YORK) — Amanda Bynes claims that the nasty tweets aimed at Rihanna that were attributed to her were not real. However, Bynes’ explanation of how the tweets were created is even more puzzling.
Bynes apparently started a flame war with Rihanna on Sunday, according to TMZ, which snapped copies of the tweets before they were deleted. Among them, Bynes’ feed featured tweets reading, “@rihanna Chris Brown beat you because you’re not pretty enough,” and “I almost named my dog Rihanna.” Not having any of it, the singer fired back, “Ya see what happens when they cancel Intervention?” referring to the drug-themed show.
This apparently set Bynes off further, evidenced by a tweet reading, “@rihanna unlike ur fugly faced self I don’t do drugs! U need the intervention dog! I met ur ugly face in person! U aren’t pretty u know it!”
However, she took to Twitter on Monday in an attempt to clear things up, by claiming it wasn’t her sending the tweets. Bynes explained, “I saw a bunch of mocked up tweets about me bashing Rihanna in my mentions. I’m followed by so many people that someone is always mocking up fake tweets so I feel the need to address them!”
Bynes writes, “That’s one of the mocked up images, they took photos of me from outside and morphed them onto someone else’s body. I am allergic to marijuana and alcohol but I smoke tobacco. Why does Rihanna smoke weed and not get in trouble for it but I smoke tobacco and people think I’m on drugs? I refuse to be treated like someone I’m not, which is why I fought for myself and am suing everyone involved.”
Bynes was arrested Thursday evening after a 911 call brought police to her New York City apartment building to investigate complaints of a marijuana smell in the lobby. According to police, Bynes threw a bong out a window after allowing officers to enter her apartment. She was arraigned and released on Friday morning a few hours after being arrested for tampering with physical evidence, reckless endangerment and criminal possession of marijuana. Now, the 27-year-old denies she had taken any drugs prior to being arrested.
Bynes continues, “I don’t need to go to rehab. There is never a drug or alcohol in my system! I’m sick of all the lies! What would you do if someone accused you of things you didn’t do and yet you still had to be in jail at all over it! I’m so offended but I am so educated that I know cops cannot illegally enter my apartment, sexually harass me, arrest me, take me to a MENTAL HOSPITAL, then lock me up for a crime I didn’t commit. I’m suing them all for this upsetting nightmare. My lawyer knows I’m a model citizen who doesn’t partake in drugs. He’s going to court this week to set the record straight again on my behalf. Thankfully I’m an educated multi-millionaire who knows better than to speak to perverted unjust cops without my lawyer.”
Bynes’s next scheduled court date is July 9.
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Sandra Gonzalez, CNN
Brett Crandall, BYU-Idaho Communications