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Rihanna was pure poison to Chris Brown and now it looks like she’s turning Matt Kemp’s career upside down too! Look under the hood to find out why sports writers are comparing her to Jessica Simpson

Recently comparisons have been drawn between the relationship of Rihanna and Dodgers star Matt Kemp, and the relationship between Jessica Simpson and Tony Romo. Romo was famous for underperforming when his high-profile girlfriend was in attendance during his games. Now, some have wondered if Rihanna may have a similar effect on Matt Kemp.

Kemp, who is usually a fairly consistent player, has seen his productivity fall off in recent weeks after his girlfriend Rihanna started attending games. In fact, recently, he has only been hitting .196 in the month of June, which is about .100 lower than you would expect Kemp to hit.

Kemp’s slump started before his relationship with Rihanna had gone public, but that doesn’t mean she wasn’t already in the picture — throwing off his game.

It is too soon to tell if Kemp will be able to pull out of his slump before the end of the season, as baseball players often do, but it is clear that he has not been playing up to his ability level in the month of June.

Kemp has only hit one home run in the last 22 games. To put that into perspective, Kemp hit 26 homers in just 159 games last season.

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