It wasn't the best joke in the world, but it's a little surprising how much controversy track and field star Lolo Jones caused with one little tweet.

On April 10, she wrote: "It's amazing that Drake is hosting the @Espys but it's gonna be tough for him to hand out all those awards to Rihanna's ex boyfriends."

RiRi doesn't even have a lot of athlete ex-boyfriends โ€” although she was linked to Rashard Lewis and Matt Kemp โ€” so it's understandable if some fans felt like the joke came out of left field. Still, it was relatively harmless, and some tweet responses were positive:



But the laughter was followed by a steady round of hate from Rihanna fans, who apparently took the tweet very seriously and felt the need to slam Lolo on every level imaginable in the singer's defense.

Here's a small sample of the responses:







But if you think that's enough to slow Lolo down, you read her wrong.

The next day, she replied, โ€œPaleeeze. watching monologues of past espys, my joke was PG compared to how The ESPY Host will roast athletes there."

She added a link to Seth Meyers' 2011 monologue.

More fans supported Lolo after that, writing, "The drake joke was Hella funny," "I thought it was funny...and true...forget those that can't take a joke..ppl act like Rihanna is related to them...lol," and "Thatโ€™s what happens when you make a joke about someone with a delusional and crazy fan base. Ah Internet, donโ€™t change."

What do you think? Did Lolo get what she deserved for taking a random shot at Rihanna and Drake, or did RiRi's fans way overreact?

Sources: Lolo Jones on Twitter, Gossip Cop