Lip-sick: Woman sues Rihanna, claims she got herpes at concert

Helpful hint of the day: avoid using the communal lipstick.

From the NY Daily News:

A Harlem woman claims in a lawsuit that she got herpes at a Rihanna concert in Brooklyn from lipstick the singer endorsed.

Starkeema Greenidge, 28, alleges she contracted the virus when a representative of MAC Cosmetics applied a used tube of RiRi Woo to her smackers.

“I wasn’t able to work for two weeks. It cost me a lot of money,” Greenidge, a waitress, told the Daily News on Wednesday.
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“(MAC) didn’t use a fresh or new lipstick tube, but rather one that had been used for other patrons,” the suit charges.

Naturally, Twitter couldn’t help but make a connection:

It’s getting so you can’t use the same lipstick dozens of other people have used without developing a nasty cold sore. What’s the world coming to?

  • Markward

    “Cant work for two weeks”… Part of me is afraid to ask what kind of job is she working at.

    • Jeremy

      yeah I am not sure I want to know either but,could be funny.

    • Rightturn

      If you’re afraid to ask, just read. It says she’s a waitress.

      • Markward

        Okay, rephrase: What does she do at work to require those two weeks off for her lips.

        • Tommy

          I’m sorry but that is to funny. “For her lips.”

        • trixiewoobeans

          Waitress. I, for one, would not want my food-server’s big, glistening herp blister hanging over my plate, or herpe/hands touching my plate, or looking at my plate….

    • Herman LaClair

      it says she’s a waitress.

    • Herman LaClair

      it says she’s a waitress.

  • ObnoxiousNox

    It’s a sad state of affairs when suing someone is now a career opportunity

    • Tommy

      You haven’t seen the many, and I do mean many, lawyer commercials? We are all entitled to monetary compensation for some inexplicable reason or another. Rlmao!

      Let’s just hope the Riherpes Lip’n stick isn’t a requirement. Now go to your window and shout, “it’s my money and I want it now!”

    • BlueGood

      I suppose she should have spit…..and NOT swallowed…(Just sayin….)

    • BlueGood

      I suppose she should have spit…..and NOT swallowed…(Just sayin….)

  • mickeyco

    That ought to be fun to prove.

  • detroit19

    “All aboard the gravy train”…

    • Secede

      (The Lawyer gets half)

  • Billie Slash

    What a “sore” loser!!

    • NRPax

      I would have had a blistering rebuttal for that remark but I’ll try to keep my answers simplex.

      Yep. Going to hell for that joke…

      • BlueGood

        So she is not entirely amused with her new “Gift that keeps on Giving”????

        Such an ingrate!

      • BlueGood

        So she is not entirely amused with her new “Gift that keeps on Giving”????

        Such an ingrate!

  • Tommy

    Starkeema.. really? Who wants to bet herpes was a factor long before the application of that lip’n stick?

  • Garth Haycock

    I think I now understand why Suzi Quatro wrote the song. She wasn’t upset about a cheating spouse/partner. She didn’t want a cold sore.

  • Jules

    Perhaps, using a communal lipstick isn’t a good idea.

  • tops116

    And to think, about 20 years ago, a lawsuit over stupidly spilling hot coffee on yourself was considered ridiculous.

  • tops116

    And to think, about 20 years ago, a lawsuit over stupidly spilling hot coffee on yourself was considered ridiculous.

  • lee martell

    Gasp!!! …..First that shy Massuse with Leprosy is laid off, now the ambitious new Dental Aide with Herpes is ‘under the microscope’. It’s straight out discrimination, I tell you!!!

  • $496051

    What kind of imbecile hawks lipstick at a concert?