Yesterday former frenemies Rihanna and Teyana Taylor got into one of the biggest celebrity Twitter wars in history. Cryptic messages and subliminal tweets went out of the window when Teyana decided that she’d had enough of her former friend and began calling out the “Diamonds” singer by name. In case you missed it, the huge blowout was initiated by Rihanna, who for some reason, felt the need to post a video poking fun at Teyana’s singing abilities. In no time, the ladies were going at it. This of course, wouldn’t be the first time that Rih Rih has taken to social media to attack a fellow singer with her mean girl antics. Today Teyana called popular New York radio station, Hot 97, to discuss the feud. During her interview, Teyana revealed that Rih Rih’s stab came totally out of left field.
“I don’t understand this either,” Teyana said of Rihanna’s random attack. “I’ve been in the studio, minding my business, staying focused or whatever. And one day, which was yesterday, I randomly was on my Instagram page and I had heard that she made a video. I went to Twitter, someone sent me the video and I just thought it was really harsh,” she continued.
Teyana went on to say that she’s 100% sure that Rihanna was coming for her when she posted the video.
“It’s like, you got a dude singing “Caught Up In The Rapture Of Love,” with big hair, a snapback and some Jordans on and I just sung that a week ago. It ain’t no coinky dink. For her to go and put out a video like that, it ain’t no coinky dink. “Caught Up In The Rapture Of Love” ain’t a recent song. She knew what she was doing.”
The New York City native also blamed Rih Rih’s die-hard fans, better known as her “Navy,” for condoning her cyberbully rampages.
“I know her very well. Her fans allow and condone her behavior. She does this to everybody. It’s not always fun and games all of the time. You do it, you get away with it. You tried me. You clapped and I clapped back. That’s what that was. You didn’t think it would go as far as it did, but you can’t do that to everybody. Sometimes you’re going to bark up the wrong tree.”
Though she complimented Rihanna for her musical talents, Teyana argued that being talented doesn’t give a person a free pass to be a bully.
“I think she is a cyberbully. I really do. I think she has dope music, I’m not no hater. Dope music is dope music. She’s a pretty girl, but that don’t mean that you can just bully anybody. It don’t work like that.”
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