RIHANNA has been accused of cyber-bullying a teenage fan after appearing to mock the youngster for recreating a winged outfit the R&B star wore to a music prizegiving in 2010 for her prom.
Alexis Carter was inspired by the Alexandre Vauthier jumpsuit Rihanna donned at the 2010 Echo Awards in Germany and had a family friend help her design a similar ensemble for her Hollywood-themed school dance.
The proud Baltimore, Maryland teen posted snaps of herself in the black one-piece online, but the reaction she got on social networking sites like Twitter and Instagram.com was not quite what the 16 year old had expected.
She was left even more distraught by the negative feedback from Rihanna, who appeared to laugh at her efforts by posting a side-by-side shot comparing the Diamonds hitmaker's red carpet outfit to Carter's, alongside a caption which simply featured a sad face.
In a second tweet, Rihanna compared the teen's ensemble to the logo of rap crew the Wu-Tang Clan.
The upset youngster tells Fox News in Baltimore, "I was very offended. Why throw shade on it when you had on the exact same thing. The poses was (sic) different but the outfit wasn't. She doesn't love her fans like she says she does."