Rihanna speaks out on the Beyoncé feud rumors- “We Don’t Need to Be Putting Black Women Against Each Other” the Bajan beauty said.
The pop star, was recently honored with eight Grammy Award nominations alongside Beyonce’s 9 nods. With both having hit albums ANTI and Lemonade, Rih and Bey’s both hold a total of 17 combined nominations.
However, Rihanna’s fans were not to happy as Rihanna’s album failed to receive nods for Best Album of the Year and Best Song of the Year while Lemonade did.
Rihanna then added fuel to the fire when she liked a photo with a controversial caption on a fan’s Instagram page. The caption- “Congrats and all to @badgalriri and all for her 8 Grammy nods but tbh f–k them because they snubbed her for Song of the Year and Album of the Year.”
“I think they didn’t want her tied or passing someone else cough cough [lemon emoji],” the caption continued, referencing Beyoncé’s music.
Rihanna then issued an additional comment explaining herself. “I never actually read your caption, thought the pic was funny and moved right along!” she wrote in the comments section of the photo.
“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!”
“People just get so excited to feast on something that’s negative. Something that’s competitive. Something that’s, you know, a rivalry. And that’s just not what I wake up to. Because I can only do me. And nobody else is going to be able to do that.”
Plus, she’s looking on the bright side. When another fan Instagram account claimed Rihanna had been snubbed by the Grammy’s, she fought back. “How could y’all say that? 8 nominations later! God is great!!!” she reportedly commented.