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Rihanna urges fans to delete Snapchat

Pop star Rihanna urged fans on Thursday to delete Snapchat after the social media app ran an ad making fun of her 2009 beating at the hands of then boyfriend Chris Brown. The social media platform -- which counts 187 million users, especially young people drawn to its quickly vanishing posts -- had featured an advertisement for "Would You Rather?," a game app that asks sometimes provocative questions. The commercial showed the two singers and asked Snapchat users whether they would rather "slap Rihanna" or "punch…