Rihanna: NZ paparazzi 'worse than Nazis'
Rihanna has expressed her distaste for an Auckland photographer's shot of her, by saying she hated paparazzi more than Nazis.
The 25-year-old pop star, in Auckland for her Diamonds World Tour, was snapped by Kiwi photographer Simon Runting standing in the window of her hotel room, wrapped in a blanket.
She captioned the picture "I hate these ni***z more than the Nazi," quoting lyrics about the paparazzi from Kanye West song Flashing Lights.
One angry twitter user told Rihanna to take a history lesson, and Auckland paparazzi were "nothing like Nazis".
@rihanna - b!tch please NZ paparazzi ain't nothing like nazi's! Think you should take some history lessons! The only nazi in NZ is you!!— Amanda Wallis (@FeistyBlkOPz) October 9, 2013
Another wrote: "Seriously Rihanna? someone taking your picture and your privacy is NOT even comparable to a Nazi..."
Seriously Rihanna? someone taking your picture and your privacy is NOT even comparable to a Nazi.… http://t.co/KCuyRyywOW— Christian Gunn (@sonofagunnnn) October 8, 2013
A few Kiwi instagrammers chimed in, writing: "this is her photo in New Zealand :( I hope she doesn't hate us!"
Another wrote: "This is embarrassing for us aucklanders :("
The singer was booed in Adelaide when she appeared on stage 80 minutes late, and critics said she was drunk during her Perth performance.