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Rihanna’s Uncle Accused Of Selling Puma Knock-Offs

Published: Wednesday 22nd Nov 2017 by David

When one’s star shines as bright as Rihanna‘s copycats are a dime a dozen.

Alas, that fact came as no comfort to the star when she touched in Barbados and was horrified to see her fans sporting “alternative versions” of her widely successful Puma collection.

What happened she launched a mission to find out where said knock-offs came from?

A surprise not even Miss Cleo could have foreseen.

It all started when the ‘Diamonds‘ singer began to spot cheap imitations of her line in her hometown during a recent trip. Horrified, she alerted her representative at Puma and urged them to find out where the phoney products were coming from.

With that, the representative flew into Barbados where she discovered that the products were being sold out of stores in a place named Swan Street and with help from locals found herself at the front door of a man named Leroy Fitzgerald.

A man, who is none other than Rihanna’s uncle.

It’s true.

‘Nation News’ reports…

Leroy Fitzgerald Brathwaite  appeared in the District “A” Magistrates’ Court yesterday where he pleaded not guilty to the charge that in trade or in commerce as a supplier, on May 29, 2017, he falsely represented that 11 pairs of slippers and 13 T-shirts were of a particular standard, style or model, to wit, the brand Puma, contrary to the Consumer Protection Act Cap 326D.

He also denied that in trade or commerce, he engaged in conduct, to wit, exposed for sale goods bearing the trademark known as Puma which would mislead the public as to the nature of the goods.

Brathwaite was further charged that with a view to gain for himself or another, or with intent to cause loss to another and without the consent of the registered owner of a trademark Puma, he exposed for sale goods which bear the sign Puma, and which were likely to be mistaken for the registered trademark Puma. That charge was also dated May 29, 2017.

The case is ongoing.

Rihanna is yet to respond publicly.

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  1. Fancy BISH November 22, 2017

    “A surprise not even Miss Cleo could have foreseen.” -TGJ
    LMAO…I’m weak chile lol

  2. ??? November 22, 2017

    screaming lmmfaoooo

  3. Koochie Cat November 22, 2017

    Wow. It really be your own n*****. I mean look at Beyonce’s father Matthew. He’s a bum selling his daughters DVD and childhood merchandize. Smh

    • Koochie Cat November 22, 2017

      Also Whitney’s sister Pat. Smh

      • Fancy BISH November 22, 2017

        No edges Pat lol…and I agree!

    • Meme November 22, 2017

      And Kobe Bryant’s parenya. Auction off all his childhood things.

      I think it’s sad the their families has to resort to that though. I just can’t imagine my family needing anything if I had that much money. Esspecially when your family are the ones responsible for your success, like Beyonce and Kobe case.

      • Bam November 22, 2017

        Matthew messed himself up. It’s not on Beyoncé to supply for him financially as he had lots of money then f’ed it all away.

        And RiRi for sure isn’t supposed to be taking care of her uncles and cousins. She takes care of her grandfather, mother and brothers that’s enough, and truth be told she shouldn’t be taking care of her brothers for that much longer cause they need to be able to support themselves. She should help them out when they need it (like I do) but she also needs to learn to say no.

  4. Meme November 22, 2017

    She was petty for even having them investigate the knock offs to begin with. Little did she know.

    Anyway at least he not begging her for money. He out here hustling

    • ??? November 22, 2017

      lol why is she petty for having them investigate someone who’s f*cking with her money? lol

      • No thanks November 22, 2017

        Exactly!

  5. November 22, 2017

    lol.

  6. DanYiel Iman November 22, 2017

    Wow it’s that bad for Ri-Whine-A….🤦🏽‍♂️

    • Rihboy November 22, 2017

      Not necessarily! She is the top selling collab with puma so far.

    • ??? November 22, 2017

      lol stay mad cuz nobody is checking for bugyonce’s flop ivy park, not even the knockoffs lmao.

  7. Caribbean native November 22, 2017

    this site will grasp at anything for clicks
    KNOCK OFF versions of these been selling on amazon a month after the creepers came out…..so this is not news to her…..

  8. Cindy November 22, 2017

    Leave the man alone.obviously he needs the money.Or help the man out.Which one is less embarrassing.?

  9. SAUCONY November 22, 2017

    😂😂😭😭😂 these gifs are hilarious. As for Rih’s uncle,..no comment 😣

  10. Jeezy November 22, 2017

    that last picture is HILARIOUS

  11. Faf November 22, 2017

    It be ya own n*****

  12. Ehem November 22, 2017

    Lmaoooooo. DeadT. 😭😭😭

  13. Tough Talk November 22, 2017

    11 pair of slippers and 13 t-shirts? Umm let uncle make a couple dollars smh. That’s a lil bit of a reach specially when they selling knockoffs like hot cakes over in Asia hell they even got fake puma creepers over here in my local mall.

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