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Rihanna Clears Up Beyonce Feud Rumors: 'We Don't Need to Be Putting Black Women Against Each Other'

Rihanna Clears Up Beyonce Feud Rumors: 'We Don't Need to Be Putting Black Women Against Each Other'

Rihanna is clarifying that she’s not jealous or feuding with Beyonce over their Grammy nominations.

If you didn’t know, Rihanna‘s fans had a theory that the Recording Academy purposely kept Ri‘s nomination count at 8 so Beyonce would have the most with 9. Last night, Ri liked a photo that made it seem as if she supported that theory.

Today, Rihanna reportedly posted a caption on the photo to clarify.

“I never actually read your caption, thought the pic was funny and moved right along! Til I seen it pop up over and over! I’m petty af, yes. But this is just unnecessary! I wish y’all would drop this topic and see things from the bigger picture! We don’t need to be putting black women against each other! We deserve to be celebrated, and the Grammy Academy agrees!,” Rihanna reportedly wrote as a caption.

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  • damian gonzales

    “We Don’t Need to Be Putting Black Women Against Each Other’. Some people should stop using “racism” as a publicity strategy.

  • illumina

    R is right about this. It’s an ongoing theme. Drum up drama by comparing and pitting black women against each other. She’s smart not to fall for it.

  • fromanotherplanet

    Rihanna has a long history of antagonizing and mocking black women on the internet (Ciara, Teyana Taylor etc.) She usually gets away with it because those women are not as famous as her. She tried it with Beyonce and she got her sweaty edges snatched and scalped. I guess she forgot that Beyonce is a bigger artist who actually sells out stadiums and does not only depend on singles sales and fashion like she does. Now she is pretending to be about black woman unity. What a joke. She is very insecure. With all her ”success,” she is still jealous about the accomplishments of another woman. Insecure little girl.

  • fromanotherplanet

    Rihanna has a long history of antagonizing and mocking black women on the internet (Ciara, Teyana Taylor etc.) She usually gets away with it because those women are not as famous as her. She tried it with Beyonce and she got her sweaty edges snatched and scalped. I guess she forgot that Beyonce is a bigger artist who actually sells out stadiums and does not only depend on singles sales and fashion like she does. Now she is pretending to be about black woman unity. What a joke. She is very insecure. With all her ”success,” she is still jealous about the accomplishments of another woman. Insecure little girl.

  • fromanotherplanet

    Not to fall for it? Wasn’t she the one who liked a shady instagram post about Beyonce? So you want us to believe that a superstar like Rihanna whose actions are scrutinized 24/7 likes posts on shady fan instagram accounts without readin them first???? LOL. Rihanna fans are just as naive and childish as she is.

  • Syzygy

    I puke a little each time a woman celeb uses the phrase “pitting women against each other blah blah”. get a fucking life! (and yea, I’m a girl)

  • https://twitter.com/thedreadofpenny Penny Dreadful

    What a fucking joke when these light-skinned, light-eyed, PRIVILEGED (from good, upper-middle class homes, and having multi-million dollar careers since their TEENS) black people act like they’re such victims. Black people who look like Rihanna and Beyonce are the ones who make fun of dark-skinned blacks. The REAL racism is within their own communities.

  • Gina

    She was actually talking to her community when she made that statement, so calm down.

  • Gina

    She wasn’t using racism as a publicity strategy, honey. Chances are Rihanna was talking to her black fans. There are not a lot of black women who are in Rihanna’s and Beyonce’s position, so the last thing they need is to be pitted against each other. Rihanna was indirectly responding to a black fan who made a Instagram post comparing the two.

  • https://twitter.com/thedreadofpenny Penny Dreadful

    Talking to her community about nonsense. About someone comparing two beautiful women. That’s NOT the problem her community has. Her community has a HUGE problem with how person s of lighter and darker skin treat each other, especially in schools.

  • Gina

    But that isn’t relevant to this particular incident, honey. Calm yourself.

  • 777

    Out of curiosity, is it ok to be putting white women against each other?

  • AJ

    And you are clearly a dumbass just like the rest of Beyonce fans

  • Gina

    People like you aren’t capable of abstract thinking, huh? She mentioned race because it’s rare for black women like her & Beyonce to be in the successful position that they’re in; so for them to be pitted against each other when there are so few of them to begin with, is a shame.

    With that said, I do have to point out that Rihanna has been quite nasty to other black women in the past, so I do find her to be hypocritical.

  • https://twitter.com/thedreadofpenny Penny Dreadful

    You’re the one who isn’t calm. What else could explain why you need to police the comments on this thread? Calm yourself.

  • Gina

    Replying to a dumb ass comment like yours isn’t “policing” honey. Do you even know the premise of a comment section?

  • Dayga

    Long on money yet short on brains.

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  • daas

    Rihanna is right about this, and beyonce always buy her grammys and we all know that..

  • https://twitter.com/thedreadofpenny Penny Dreadful

    The purpose is to comment on the topic. Your type goes around commenting on other people’s comments.

  • Gina

    Wrong again. You can comment on the post and/or reply to others. For you to say otherwise is ridiculous. Who’s the one policing now? Lmao.

  • https://twitter.com/thedreadofpenny Penny Dreadful

    Still at it, Gina?

  • Gina

    Still at it, Penny?