Forde and Rihanna. (SPW/Splash News)Has Rihanna found love with a woman? “I’m on my first date in almost 2 yearz,” the “Talk That Talk” singer tweeted on Thursday night — and then she showed up at Santa Monica, California, restaurant Giorgio Baldi hand-in-hand with a gal pal, Melissa Forde. After dinner, the ladies partied on at Hollywood nightclub Roxbury. Throughout the “date,” Rihanna, who wore a long white flowy dress, kept her more than 17 million Twitter followers up to date on all the action with cryptic posts. In her first, along with a photo of herself and Forde cheek to cheek, she wrote, “My lover for the night.” An hour later, she tweeted, “I’m not living right, if you’re not by my side.”

After multiple posts about 420 (slang for marijuana) and a photo of of stockings and garters under Rihanna’s dress, she wrote, “Beautiful is great, submissive is even better,” adding a hashtag that said #marryME.” In a follow-up tweet, the 24-year-old quoted a Lil Wayne-Drake song, writing, “But she bad … So maybe she won’t … But s**t, then again maybe she will.”
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So is Rihanna switching teams? Who really knows. She and Forde are longtime BFFS and Forde has accompanied the singer all over the world as her personal assistant on her tours and family vacations. Because of that, the two have been dogged by lesbian rumors for years, even though Rihanna has publicly been with men, including Chris Brown, Dodgers star Matt Kemp, and Drake. The ladies also have matching tattoos, which read “never a failure, always a lesson,” which they got after Brown infamously beat Rihanna in 2009.

With all the bad luck she’s had with men, maybe Rihanna is better off with a woman.

Do you think this “date” was the real deal or Rihanna just looking to stir up some attention?

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