Hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons has jumped to Rihanna's defence following reports about the singer's very-active dating life in recent months.
The pretty star has been linked to ex Chris Brown, actor Ashton Kutcher and rapper Drake since her split from baseball star Matt Kemp last year (11) - and even he has been spotted in her company since the break-up.
Coupled with Rihanna's saucy confessions about her love of intimacy, the tabloids have linked her romantically to any man she comes into contact with and now Simmons has come to her defence over comments suggesting the Umbrella star is getting around.
In a post on his GlobalGrind.com website, he writes, "Everyone needs to get off @rihanna's d**k," and urges fans and peers give the singer the same pass they give womanising rappers.
He adds, "There have been a lot of artists recently talking about 'good girl gone bad' Rihanna. As far as I'm concerned, I don't see why everyone has their panties up in a bunch. It's just that she is out there allegedly f**kin' the rockstars of her dreams and you out there f**kin' groupies.
"You can't be mad that she was seen walking out of Ashton Kutcher's house late one night, cause you know if you were seen walking out of (model) Adriana Lima's house late one night, you would be in the studio the next day rapping about it."
And addressing the roving rappers directly, Simmons states, "You all got 10 times as many girls as Rihanna has men, and you know that. I love you guys, and this certainly ain't a diss, but I gotta keep it real (sic)."