By TODD WRIGHT
Donald Trump would have fired Rihanna...if the singer hadn't already quit.
Instead, we have another famous feud on our hands.
Rihanna was hired to perform at a South Florida fundraiser hosted by Trump, but canceled at the last minute claiming she was ill.
But through the marvels of modern medicine (and an international audience), Rihanna healed up within 24 hours, just in time to take the stage Sunday at halftime of the NBA All-Star Game in Los Angeles.
"I thought that (Rihanna bailing) was insulting to everyone," Trump told the Palm Beach Post. "But for Rihanna to go to the (NBA) All-Star game and perform after she told us she was sick, that is just a lack of respect."
Trump, who could be (NOT!) president some day, is no stranger to picking fights with big names.
Rihanna can count herself among the fortunate to draw the Donald's fire, along with Rosie O'Donnell, Martha Stewart and Miss America.
Trump reportedly paid Rihanna $500,000 for a performance at a fundraiser for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute on Saturday. But the popular songstress came down with a bout of NBA fever, or a bout of bronchitis (depending on whose diagnosis you listen to) and couldn't fly to South Florida.
Jennifer Hudson took the Trump gig on short notice and reportedly rocked the house. She also gave Trump more ammunition to fire away at Rihanna.
"Nothing was missed. Jennifer's a beautiful girl. She came on her day off even though she performs almost every night," Trump said of his super sub. "She is an unbelievable talent, and her voice is better."