Rumors have been flying about Rihanna potentially having an affair with Memphis Grizzlies basketball player Matt Barnes for the past few weeks.

Rihanna infamously CLOWNED those rumors on Instagram after getting word about those very rumors.

Then Barnes former teammate Glen “Big Baby” Davis started defending him by saying that the two DID indeed get into it with each other.

Well, Barnes was on The Jim Rome Show where he decided to FINALLY get his side of the story of all the craziness.

“You live and you learn. When you’re in a situation like this and, you know, you just learn. You just got to keep stuff to yourself obviously,” he said. “But the way I’m putting it right now, I’m too grown to lie, you know what I mean. It is what it is, I’m going to let this blow by like everything else blows by.”

Hmm. And what about the Rihanna post?

“I just smiled. I just smiled, that’s it,” Barnes said. “What can you do? At the end of the day we’re all grown-ups. Like I said I’m too grown to be lying about stuff but life is life. You live and you learn.” He goes on to say, “My upbringing just doesn’t allow me to have that kind of stuff in it. Life, sports whatever it is I’m just about the truth. I’m always going to be me, even if you know sometimes my mouth gets me in trouble. I’m always going to be me, because I speak on things I feel passionately about. So love me or hate me I’m going to be me regardless.”

Interesting. So what really happened?