Lea Michele eventually discussed the fight on Letterman, saying "It's really unbelievable, the amount of things that can be just completely made up. People like to pit women against each other and it's really annoying and really sad." UM, YOU'RE THE SAD ONE, PHANTOM.


Successful publicity troll? A+ for Naya, A+ for Lea Michele, A+ for Glee. They're lucky we're not grading on a curve. (Naya even gets some extra credit.)

May 2014

The case: Naya is reportedly dropped by Columbia Records.

Reported by: Billboard

Denied by: Naya Rivera

After numerous reports that Columbia had dropped Naya as an artist, her reps released a statement saying that their client was still with the label. Billboard pointed out, however, that she is no longer listed as an artist on Columbia Records' official website (as of now, that's still the case). In June, Naya told Just Jared that her debut record was on hold "because there are so many things going on. Politics got involved so I've been putting it on the back burner; there are a lot of things that I'm doing that I'm excited about."


'K, girl.

Successful publicity troll? No. No album means less attention, less haters. Haters are good.


July 2014

The case: Less than four months after breaking up with Big Sean, Naya Rivera uses their wedding day to marry a totally new, surprise dude.


Reported by: US Weekly, TMZ

Denied by: No one. Naya Rivera and new husband Ryan Dorsey are still married.

Why let a perfectly good wedding date —and wedding dress—go to waste? And why not marry someone who, according to tabloids, your friends and coworkers didn't even know you were involved with? We might try to think of answers to these questions, but our insights are chump change to Naya, who marches to the beat of her own brilliant, crazy drum.


Successful publicity troll? SHE IS A GODDAMN QUEEN.

September 2014

The case: Big Sean, now dating Ariana Grande, releases "I Don't Fuck With You," a song likely inspired by Naya.

Reported by: HollywoodLife

Denied by: No one, really. Big Sean admits it's "kind of" about Rivera, but the lyrics speak for themselves:

I heard you got a new man, I see you takin' a pic

Then you post it up, thinkin' that its makin' me sick

I see you calling, I be makin' it quick

Imma answer that shit like: "I don't fuck with you"

Bitch I got no feelings to go

I swear I had it up to here, I got no ceilings to go

I mean for real, fuck how you feel

Fuck your two cents if it ain't goin' towards the bill, yeah

And everyday I wake up celebratin' shit, why?

Cause I just dodged a bullet from a crazy bitch

I stuck to my guns, that's what made me rich

Successful publicity troll? As Dean Martin once sang, you're nobody until somebody writes a dis track about you. Naya is SOMEBODY.


November 2014

The case: After Kim Kardashian posts her now infamous Paper magazine cover to Instagram, Naya Rivera comments "I normally don't. But...you're someone's mother..."


Reported by: Gawker

Denied by: No one. Naya goes days without acknowledging her comment, but eventually cops to it with the hashtag "#instagramgotmeintrouble."


Successful publicity troll? Naya displays her media savvy by remarking on an already-controversial topic that involves a person more famous than her. It's a traditional yet expert "get attention" move.

The case: Jonathan Cheban, best friend of Kim Kardashian, accuses Naya Rivera of Single White Female-ing Kim in a blog post (titled after Big Sean's dis track) and presents a fairly convincing slideshow as evidence.


Reported by: Jonathan Cheban

Denied by: Naya Rivera, I'd imagine. No one wants it advertised that they're biting someone else's style when they're on the road to the top. It's a hard accusation to fight, however, especially when you use Kim Kardashian's hair stylist on your wedding day, wear a wedding dress that's similar to Kim's wedding dress (well, one of them) and have started looking eerily like her as the years go on.


Successful publicity troll? Not so much. She got attention, but it wasn't flattering, nor did it even begin to compare to the attention paid to Kim. Come at the Queen of 'Zines, you best not miss.


So what will she do next?

Only Naya knows. Shine on, you crazy diamond.

Images via the AP.