MN Exclusive: Adidas Ends Relationship With Teyana Taylor — “We Don’t Condone Violence Of Any Kind”

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December 4, 2013 ‐ By
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Earlier this week there were rumors floating around that G.O.O.D Music artist Teyana Taylor had been dropped from her Adidas deal, considering the shoe that was expected to drop on Black Friday never happened. At the time, Teyana’s publicist denied the news, saying:

Teyana has not been dropped, the sneaker is on hold, no other comments or statement is ready to be issued at this time.

Finding it odd that no definitive statement from Adidas had been made on the matter, we reached out to the sneaker brand for a comment and that’s when they told us Teyana has in fact been dropped from her deal. A Senior PR Manager for the corporation wrote to us in an email:

“We have ended our relationship with Teyana Taylor and do not have any upcoming product launches with her.”

When asked whether the decision was based on Teyana’s altercation with Rihanna and if the petition calling for Adidas and Reebok to eliminate the endorsement factored into the decision at all, the rep added:

“All I can say is that adidas partners with athletes and artists who blend well with our brand values.  We evaluate our relationships with partners based on the values we hold at adidas and we don’t condone violence of any kind.”

In other words, yes. This news is unfortunate considering Rihanna was the initial antagonist in this drama. We’re sure you remember how Rihanna and Teyana’s beef spiraled out of control within minutes on Twitter after Rihanna posted an Instagram video mocking Teyana’s cover of “Rapture of Love.” After warning Rihanna, “Don’t let twitter get you F-CKED UP!!!!,” Teyana went on to post this picture, which we can only speculate was the final nail in her endorsement coffin.

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Considering the success of Teyana’s Harlem GLC sneaker release earlier this year, we imagine it will only be a matter of time before another brand gives her an opportunity like this again. But in the meantime, word to the wise: Do not let Rihanna get you caught up in these streets. Unfortunately her victim’s losses always seem to be greater than hers.

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  • guest

    I think Teyana will be fine. People seem to forget Rihanna got dropped by Cover Girl and Neutrogeana so I have hope for teyana. Hopefully she’ll learn from this. And as far as Rihanna and her responsibility in any of it, I really didn’t expect her to be a mature a human being. Those are qualities she doesn’t posses. Like one of her fans said why does she have be a nice person or treat others with kindness, I don’t really ever expect that from Rihanna.

    • anon

      I agree with you. When Rih got dropped from Cover Girl (after the 09 incident) and Neutrogeana (after the new owner said he didn’t like her image) a lot of new doors opened for Rih. Rih started working with Vita Coco, Armani, River Island, and MAC Cosmetics. Teyana will be fine and will find other opportunities. I think Rih was mature with this situation because like others said she knew it would be a waste of time arguing with Teyana. I also agree with others saying why would Rih be nice with others when they’re not nice to her.

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  • Alexis

    Sorry I write back now but I just noticed your comment. True that record sales doesn’t equal talent but it doesn’t stop the fact that people still listen to these artist and enjoy their music whether they have talent or not. Like I told Sunshinegirl if Rih is “overrated” no one would buy her music, make up, clothes and go to her concerts. Rih winning that Icon was no slap to anyones face because the award was based on how much music she has sold and Rih has sold a lot more than Alicia Keys and Ne-Yo plus Stevie Wonder is a legend. Funny thing about those reviews you read is that a lot of them weren’t even at her concert. The ones that actually went said yes she was late but she did an amazing job. Even those who aren’t her fans that went to the concert because of a friend/family or because they had to go to rate the show were all amazed at how amazing she did. If you don’t wanna support “mediocre artist” that’s your problem but you can’t tell people who to support and not support because that’s their business who they wanna support or not. Also if you don’t like “mediocre artist” don’t even bother checking up on them cause if you don’t like Rih there shouldn’t be a reason for you to be checking up on her concert reviews.

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  • Dee

    It doesn’t matter who started what or who was the victim, bottom line is, you are a BRAND now. You are not a hoodlum running around Harlem anymore, so act accordingly. You actions may not have consequences in the social media world, but they sure as hell do in the REAL world

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  • Mike

    who is teyana taylor, and why should anyone care?

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  • Tiff

    Victim? Teyana started this days before. She even mentioned Rihanna copying her “style”. Well if Ri really copied her so called style to get famous why didn’t that “style” get Teyana put on? On reason is that mouth! Hush and do you instead of threatening others.

  • Drew

    Unfortunately, this is a most excellent lesson on why the High Road is the way to go when it comes to these trifling tifts. The lines are extremely blurred for artists, because there isn’t a distinction between their work and personal lives; the two are inextricably conjoined. That was the grown up thing to state; however…

    While I do dig on me some Rihanna, I fully supported Teyana and thought each and every one of her responses was unequivocally warranted. The joint about the body count was everything and a pack of grape Bubble Yum to me (because it’s true!).

    • Kay

      All of Teyana’s responses were ignorant and disrespectful. Teyana should of ended when she told Rih she has her phone number. All of those rants Teyana did ended up making her lose her endorsement with Adidas.

      • Drew

        You’re obviously obtuse if you say all of Teyana’s responses were ignorant and disrespectful, yet say nothing about Rihanna’s. Go play in the sandbox, homegirl.

        • Kay

          Yes they were so you need to be the one play in a sandbox homeboy. Teyana kept going for 2 days when everyone moved on from the situation. Rihanna didn’t say anything in fact she ignored Teyana because she knew it wasn’t even worth it. In the end Teyana lost her endorsement for making jokes of domestic violence.

        • Jan

          well people disagree all of time since when is it okay to poke fun at someone’s else pain and misery because they made at dig at you… true, rihanna did start…. but she kept her retorts snappy and nonviolent while teyana just went over board ….adidias made the right decision….you represent a brand …. you can’t be an internet thug and a spokesmodel

          • Drew

            Jan, I’m not sure how they do it on your planet, but here on Earth, people don’t hold their cut cards when they get into arguments with someone they don’t like. That. Is. All.

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  • Tonyoardee

    This was dumb on both parties.. Adidas for dropping her when she had the fastest selling sneaker in their history and Teyana for getting into Twitter Drama

    • Kay

      Actually only Teyana was the dumb one. Adidas isn’t gonna lose money dropping Teyana. Adidas recently signed Kanye and Adidas has Derek Rose too. Actually Jordan shoes are the fastest selling shoes and if Teyana did sell out her shoes it’s kinda weird because I still haven’t seen anyone at the mall wearing them and I haven’t seen any stores sell them when they first released.

      • Tonyoardee

        You must not have brought sneakers in the past 5 years or frequent sneaker blogs like NiceKicks or SoleCollector. The reason YOU dont see them in the mall is because they sell out before the mall actually opens and crash the sites upon release and sellout same day. Yes Adidas just signed Ye and Rose’s shoes dont sell. Just check out Ebay.. Teyana’s shoes are selling for at least $1,100

        • Kay

          Ok still doesn’t stop the fact I haven’t seen anyone wear them yet I’ve seen people wear Rose’s shoes to play basketball.

          • Tonyoardee

            The reason you dont see the average person wearing them is due to the marketing and the leather.. The way sneakers are marketed now for certain designs they sell a limited amount to cause a buzz for their next release, Jordan Brand does it all the time with retros especially the new Gamma Blues in a few weeks

            • Kay

              I doubt that cause I’ve seen some people wearing Yeezys at the mall

              • Neezy

                I bet they were fakes. No one is really rocking Yeezy’s around the mall. BTW your theory and logic about not seeing shoes mean they didn’t sell well is idiotic. You clearly don’t know about the culture of sneakers, as indicated in your remarks. He also didn’t say that Adidas the company is the fastest selling shoes in history, he said Teyana’s shoes are were the fastest selling shoes in Adidas history. And in closing, most dudes that rock the AdiRose Adidas either got them free from an Adidas sponsored school or on sale from an outlet or store. No one is lining up for or pressing the issue over Derrick Rose Adidas kicks.

                • Kay

                  Whether it was fake or not I still saw people wearing them and still haven’t seen anyone wear Teyana’s even if I know the culture of sneakers or not. Yes I know he said Teyana’s shoes and not Adidas but it still doesn’t stop that there’s shoes who have sold faster than hers. I know no one is making a line for Derrick’s shoes but it still doesn’t stop the fact that there’s people who actually buys them to play basketball.

                  • Neezy

                    You must be like 15. If not, you have the mindset of a 15 year old. LOL

                    • Kay

                      I’m not 15 and if you think I have a mindset of 15 year old that’s your opinion

        • Neezy

          She knows nothing in which she speaks of. She must have just Google all that info, because everyone knows Derrick Rose’s sneakers aren’t a major factor at Adidas. LOL And speaking of Rose like his line is as major as LeBron at Nike is also an indication of that. He’s not a “new” signee to the company.

  • s.lee

    I guess soon as someone draw up that Kanye petition they’ll drop him too RIGHT?? O ok….Chile cheese.

    • Kay

      The petition didn’t drop Teyana the joke about domestic violence did

      • Neezy

        And i reiterate… how many months later did this come? It (there reasoning) is bogus, period. There’s something else that lead this to decision. Believing it solely had to do with Twitter is being way too naive.

        • Kay

          Well you believe whatever you want but the truth is the Twitter situation wasn’t the reason for her getting dropped

          • Neezy

            That’s what I JUST said in the above comment you replied to and have been saying from jump, but CLEARLY it [the article and Adidas' half-assed response] says so. SMH Reading comprehension and common sense is a rarity these days.

            • Kay

              Hello that’s why I said believe whatever you want. In the end of the day according to Teyana although this door with Adidas closed three more doors opened for her.

  • Meeks

    I Understand that this lil girl took it way to far. But I call BS on Adidas…. Didn’t they just ink a deal with Kanye west? I’m sorry but has he not displayed volatile behavior as well?

    • Kay

      Kanye situation is different from Teyana. Teyana made fun of domestic violence. Kanye has problems with paparazzi and best believe when Kanye messes up Adidas is gonna drop him. Adidas is a family company.

      • Neezy

        Doubt that. Kanye is a money maker, period and Meeks makes the point I made yesterday on Facebook about this story as well. It’s all bullshit, ESPECIALLY coming after inking a deal with ‘Ye. *sniff sniff* reeks of bullshit indeed.

      • Neezy

        Oh yeah, Adidas the “Family Company” also has KNOWING drug users as well, now a known paparazzi attacker… you’re telling me a guy beating a guy is more acceptable than a girl hitting another girl, using a pic of a guy hitting that girl?? LMAO cut it out, violence is violence.

        • Kay

          Teyana was dropped like weeks ago because I saw people on Twitter talking about they called Adidas to ask about the shoe and they told them its no longer coming out. I doubt Kanye has anything to do with Teyana getting dropped. Yes I agree using drug users isn’t right however making fun of domestic violence isn’t right either. Like its been said yesterday once Kanye messes up don’t be surprised when Adidas drop him.

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  • Neezy

    This is bullshit on Adidas’ part. Anyone buying that it had to do with the Twitter beef, are just as foolish as the fuckbags over at Adidas.

    • Alexis

      How is it bs on Adidas’ part when they simply don’t want someone who makes fun of domestic violence. Adidas will be fine cause they just recently started working with Kanye West and they’re also working with Derek Rose who has a commercial on TV.

      • Neezy

        This Twitter incident happened MONTHS AGO and NOW they stated it had to do with not “condoning violence of any kind?” You’re an absolute moron if you believe that is the true reason. And you’re not telling me anything new about Kanye’s deal or Derrick Rose. Derrick Rose has been on the Adidas roster since his rookie season 4 years ago. But tell me this… how is it they condone drug usage by A$AP Rocky and Snoop Dogg, but don’t condone someone posting a photo via Twitter?? Come on now. That’s just a cop out excuse for other reasons they probably don’t want to elaborate on. Only a fool would believe it was the Twitter stuff. SMH

        • Alexis

          Actually the day after Teyana posted the domestic violence photo Adidas took action. Adidas isn’t upset about the Twitter thing because it has nothing to do with them it was cause of the photo. At first they put on hold her shoes so no one wasn’t sure if it was gonna come out on Black Friday or not. Teyana was actually dropped weeks ago but the statement was released now because people were wondering on Black Friday if the shoe was gonna come out or not. Yes I know Derrick has been there for a long time now but what I’m trying to say is Adidas isn’t gonna lose money from dropping Teyana when people buy Derrick’s shoes to play basketball and now Kanye is working with them and people have bought Kanye’s shoes. ASAP and Snoop is different. Everyone knows they smoke weed. Making fun of domestic violence isn’t right because Adidas can lose customers who have been through domestic violence and they see it as Adidas was ok with Teyana making fun of it.

  • Sunshinegirl

    Rihanna can bully people, take pics smoking blunts, stumbling out of clubs drunk, and everything else under the sun. Those companies that are providing her with those endorsement deals know they have a cash cow and aren’t going to drop her. Teyana just wasn’t ready. When I saw the pic, I couldn’t even get mad about it because Rihanna does this type of thing to people daily. Two peas in a pod.

    • Kay

      But the thing is Rihanna doesn’t even bother anyone. The incident with Ciara and Karrueche started because of them started talking crap just like Teyana. Teyana has been talking crap about Rihanna since 2009. Btw where are those “stumbling out of clubs drunk” photos and videos you’re talking about cause there isn’t one. In the end of the day Teyana was wrong for making fun of domestic violence whether it was Rihanna or not in the photo.

  • me

    These girls are gonna get enough of this sort of thing. I strongly believe this sort of thing is part of the reason Keyshia Cole’s career went down the drain.

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  • Jenny

    Britt, girl just stop. I’m reading your responses & you’re making yourself look stupid. First you went from talking about Teyana & Rihanna to bring up about Chris beating Rihanna up & you’re talking like you know them & you were there with them when you wasn’t. People like are typical in Twitter. Try to prove something & when you can’t you bring up the 09 photo & how Chris beat Rihanna. Just take the L like Teyana did & move on.

  • Hositdown

    how is teyena a victim?

  • hi-liter

    I’m no fan of either of these girls but to TT: Rih is sitting back LHBAO because you let her get under your skin and you have lost coins because of it. Yall better stop engaging Rih in her mess, her money is already long.

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  • coolyfett

    Wisdom could have easily beat this situation. So people have it, some do not. Give the W to Rihanna

  • enlightenment

    You know how they say…it ain’t over till it’s over. We thought Teyana won the fight…but she got her Adidas deal snatched away? Point. Rihanna.

  • beverly

    tenancy was assaulted sometimes ago by her movie producers and was very upset that people mocked her and made fun of her situation, a while after that she got into with some stripper that she allegedly threw through a window,before that she assaulted another girl for pointing out Chris brown’s abusive way. this is my point, whether rihanna is more important than teylolo is not the problem, this girl is a backwoods low class “i fight for my homeboys” hood rat and adidas made a huge mistake by even associating with the likes of her, she has no sense whatsoever and quite frankly 5/6 women nowadays know how to sing so she can try THAT again.

  • CC

    I’ve relayed this many times and one last time. Teyana should’ve been the bigger person. Her career is not as solid as Rihanna’s. Regardless of the photo Teyana posted to make fun of Rihanna’s domestic violence situation, her actions were still viewed as unprofessional, ghetto, and unladylike. Some say Rihanna started it but in actuality Teyana started it a long time ago and Rihanna responded in a way (and at a time) that it wouldn’t affect her career or assets. When you represent a company you should always put your best foot forward not matter the actions of others, first or follow, right or wrong.

    • Britt

      Keep drinking that Rihanna Kool-Aid. Water is better for you.

      • CC

        Lol, really??? I suppose that tastes better than “Teyanna green”………..

        • Britt

          I’m not even a Teyana Taylor, but I’m also not blind. Rih is a cyber bully and folks lower their standards when it comes to her. What has Rihanna actually done to bring awareness to the issue of domestic violence since like to her a pass so much?

          • CC

            Why not ask Rihanna?? If someone wants help from domestic violence, there are all sorts of resources to get help including friends and family. That’s not her job, she’s a musician. Teyana had made fun of Rihanna for years and Rihanna just recently responded in her own way. She felt she had a reason for her actions which eliminates the term “bully” of any kind. Bullies run around looking for INNOCENT victims. Rihanna felt SHE was disrespected and bullied so she responded to it at a better time in her life. Teyana picked the wrong time AND method of retaliation and ended up losing both ways. She’s a grown woman and in the public eye, representing an iconic label and taking her career to the next level she shouldn’t have aired her emotions publicly and chose a better time and way of responding. You’re obviously blind to that fact and you might want to take notes. Nobody lost that deal for Teyana, she lost it for herself. Rihanna is not on contract with them (she has her own labels) so they don’t care what she does. Stop drinking Kool-Aid and replace it with a cup of tea. You’re just as clueless as Teyanna is.

            • Britt

              Rihanna’s innocent? And a musician? That’s blasphemy. Clearly, we have different outlooks on life and business. But continue to stan for someone whose career is based on sympathy.

              • CC

                Sympathy??? Where did you get sympathy from my posts?? Rihanna never wanted sympathy she wants RESPECT. No I don’t condone violence of ANY kind but Rihanna was not the one talking about “fvkcing someone up”, remember??? If that’s what you give sympathy to do your thing but not me. Of course we have different outlooks on life and business, you’re defending someone that lost a huge business deal (that hurt more than anything) and that thinks it’s okay to make fun of someone who once called her a friend. Go figure…..

          • Tiff

            Nothing! She started dating her attacker again. Therefore, I feel like she is not a victim so I will save my sympathy for the women who are trying to get out of their situation. So I guess her awareness statement is…give it enough time and people will forgive him, forgive you and you can go right back to dating him and clueless people will even support your relationship.

            • Kay

              Rihanna already said she doesn’t want to be a victim and doesn’t want sympathy. She went back to Chris because she was still in love. Rihanna broke up with Chris back in May this year and has moved on with her life and so has Chris because he is now dating Karrueche again.

            • Jan

              so if you forgive someone for hurting you that makes your pain from the event and the actual ideal null and void…. man bye

  • Britt

    This is unfortunate because Rih started it and has made a name for herself as a cyber bully. That’s the case, MAC should drop Rih for being a bully. When it came to Teyana, she messed with the wrong one and didn’t think Teyana would respond the way she did. I just think since Rih’s been publicly embarrassed, why would you want to publicly embarrass someone else? Also, Teyana’s not even Rih’s competition, so I don’t know why she decided to go in on her for no reason. As far Teyana using the picture, I’m indifferent to it. People really have to stop giving Rih sympathy over something she’s clearly moved on from.

    • Kay

      Rihanna didn’t start anything. She posted a video and moved on with her day. Like someone said Teyana was the one still talking for two days straight and Teyana has made fun of Rihanna’s domestic violence incident since 09.

      • Britt

        You can be a delusional fan if you want. I won’t join you. It’s plain as day that Rih was making fun of Teyana. And Rih has done this before to Ciara and Karrueche. The only difference is those girls appear to be more passive and didn’t clap back. It’s not right, but plenty of people have said something about Rih’s domestic violence incident, so it makes no sense for her to randomly single out Teyana.

        • Kay

          I’m not delusional I’m being real. Rihanna posted a video and moved on with her day. Teyana was the one none stop running her mouth especially when everyone moved on from it. Teyana and her friends would go on Ustream before and make fun of Rihanna’s domestic violence. I remember because people would drag Teyana about that. The Ciara situation started because Ciara started running her mouth on Fashion Police. Same with Karrueche. When the Birthday Cake remix was dropped Karrueche was running her mouth on Twitter none stop and even her friends have made fun of Rihanna before. Those people who have made fun of Rihanna’s domestic violence have been put in their place not just Teyana only.

          • Britt

            Well obviously, Rih hasn’t learned anything from being a victim of domestic violence because she seems to be insensitive towards other people, which says a lot. Clearly, Teyana knows more about “the incident” than either of us do.

            • Kay

              Rihanna has said a bunch of times she doesn’t want to be seen as a victim. Ciara talked crap about Rihanna and Rihanna responsed because she saw Ciara as a friend and didn’t like how Ciara talked crap about her. Teyana doesn’t know anything about the incident. Only people who knows are Rihanna, Chris and their family. In the end of the day making fun of domestic violence is not right.

              • CC

                She doesn’t understand how Rihanna works. Rihanna makes fun of people AFTER she feels like they have crossed her in some kind of way. Some things may not be seen or heard but best believe Rihanna actions are subtle REactions. It’s viewed as “cyber-bullying” because she does it publicly even though some people may not know what the fuel to her fire is.

                • Alexis

                  Exactly! Rih responses when someone has crossed the line example Ciara and Kae. Teyana has been making fun of Rih since 09 on Ustream.

                  • Britt

                    They most likely made fun of her because they know the domestic violence incident was a two-way fight, which is pretty obvious by now. Rih has all that mouth on social media, but when it…. *loses signal*

                    • CC

                      So that’s a reason to make fun of a man beating up a woman?? Especially when that woman thought you was her friend?? Omg, girl wake up and smell the coffee!!! Oh, and Rih backs hers up with sold out shows, standing ovations, MAC line, plenty of money, respect from big names and need I go on???………..

                    • Alexis

                      That’s a stupid reason you just gave. They make fun of her cause they’re jealous of her. Rih doesn’t have a “mouth” like you say. You say Rih doesn’t do anything in person yet neither does Ciara or Kae. Chris said Kae met Rih in person yet Kae didn’t do anything.

                    • Britt

                      Jealous of her singing voice??? And Rih obviously didn’t do anything when she met Kae. Your point?

                    • Alexis

                      No jealous of her success and why would Rih do anything when she wasn’t the one acting tough like Kae on Twitter

      • Tiff

        That clearly IS starting something. What she may not have done was engage in the back and forth by “moving on with her day”, but she did start something.

        • Kay

          Posting a video of a man in a wig singing isn’t starting anything. No one even thought of Teyana when Rihanna posted the video. If you wanna talk about starting stuff let’s talk about how Teyana has made fun of Rihanna and the domestic violence incident since 2009 on Ustream with her friends.

          • stop d!c* eat!ng

            Damn is she paying you… you going haard for a stranger… lol get a life

            • Kay

              Funny how you tell me to get a life and yet you took time out your day to read my comments. No she isn’t paying me but I don’t find it correct to blame Rihanna for Teyana being dropped when Adidas clearly said they dropped her for making fun of domestic violence not because of the Rihanna situation.

    • Kay

      And FYI just cause Rihanna moved on from 09 doesn’t mean it’s ok to make fun of domestic violence. Doesn’t matter if Teyana used Rihanna’s photo or someone else making fun of domestic violence is wrong.

      • Britt

        Unfortunately, the way we combat cyber bullying is by cyber bullying the cyber bullies. I just feel if you’re going to be an antagonist (which I feel Rih was being) you can’t pick and choose what people can and can’t say about you. No, you shouldn’t make fun of domestic violence. But if you’re one of the biggest stars on the planet, you shouldn’t start a social media war with someone who’s not even your competition. When you start conflicts with people and build a rep for bullying your peers, it becomes open season on what they can say about you.

        • CC

          That’s beside the point. Teyana is the one that needs to prove herself in the industry not Rihanna. I said this once when it first came up and I’ll say it again. Teyana could’ve and SHOULD’VE been the bigger person due to her career status. Period.

          • Britt

            But WHY give Rih a pass? This is why she’s overrrated now. Being that Teyana needs to prove herself, what was the point of Rih making that video anyway, when clearly Teyana isn’t her competition??? People REALLY have to stop giving Rihanna a pass because of domestic violence, when her brand clearly wants nothing to do with that issue. Since Rihanna’s the bigger star, why shouldn’t SHE be the bigger person and not devote time to bringing down her peers when she’s on a world tour?

            • CC

              Because she doesn’t have to be. She’s already proved that to those that matter. In business you have to think, act and react from the mind not emotion. Obviously……..

            • Kay

              Because Rihanna moved on and didn’t even bother arguing with Teyana. You say “she’s overrrated now” but yet is still selling out tours, selling albums and her MAC line is always sold out the same day its released so clearly she isn’t “overrrated” like you say. You’re clearly making excuses now. Teyana is wrong for what she did and she’s been doing it since 09 and it doesn’t matter if she isn’t Rih’s competition. Btw why would Rih bring down one of her peers when all of them have said good things about her? All of them gave her a standing ovation at the AMAs and said good things about her.

              • Britt

                Sympathy has taken the latter part of this girl’s career to new heights. Mediocre performances and dance moves all due to sympathy.

                • Kay

                  Nope sympathy isn’t the reason to Rihanna’s career. Rihanna is where she’s because she has sold out tours, sold millions of albums and both her MAC line and River Island line gets sold out the same day. “Mediocre performance” yet Rihanna gave an amazing performance at the AMAs where she got a standing ovation. From your comments I can tell you just simply hate Rihanna and hate the fact she’s still successful.

                  • Britt

                    I don’t hate Rihanna because I don’t hate people I don’t know. The fact is, she wouldn’t be this successful if she didn’t get beat. Sorry.

                    • CC

                      And we can all assume Teyana wouldn’t be this successful with coverage if it weren’t for Rihanna too right??

                    • Britt

                      Teyana is still where she was. Like I said, I’m not a fan, but I have common sense and can clearly see who was being a bully.

                    • Kay

                      Where is Teyana? Clearly we do see cause Teyana been talking trash since 2009.

                    • CC

                      She is??? Looks like she just lost a huge business deal and took a hit for other business offers being denied because of her ignorance. I understand you don’t understand things like that.

                    • Kay

                      That makes no sense. Rihanna was successful BEFORE she got beat. She had #1 songs, platinum albums, sold out tours and she was the face of Cover Girl BEFORE the incident. More like sorry for you trying hard to make Rih look like the bad guy yet you’re failing.

                • Tiff

                  I agree to some degree. I haven’t liked her from the first one “pon the replay or dj or whatever. I love reggae music so I was excited about a mainstream artist such as her…for about 5 seconds. Then I heard her sing live. Ugh. Then I saw her dance. I thought what kind of island girl is she…not to know how to move. I thought ALL island girls could dance. But she is not the only one. This industry is FILLED with talentless people who have a great package team and the right supporters behind them. Meanwhile the ones who can sing and put tears in your eyes fall by the wayside because they don’t have the “right” look or no team behind them.

                  Anyway, it is the same as Taylor Swift. Most of her fans would say that she was a pretty big deal before “selling out tours, having a lipstick, perfume” ect. lol, but I happen to think that Kanye was the best thing to ever happen to her. When that big mean Black guy verbally attacked that innocent little white girl… Well, now she’s America’s sweetheart and singing for the Royals.

                  • Kay

                    Its ok if you don’t like her music but to say Rihanna wasn’t successful before the incident is stupid. Rihanna can actually sing cause she proved it on the Grammy’s and AMAs this year and she can dance too just look up videos on YouTube but in the end that’s your opinion if she can sing or not. Taylor Swift has always been successful before the Kanye incident. Let’s not forget Taylor was receiving an award she won before Kanye interrupt her. Nowadays you have to catch the general public’s attention with not just your music but personality as well. You can have an amazing voice but if your personality doesn’t grab their attention you’re not gonna be successful.

        • Kay

          Rihanna didn’t start anything. She posted a video. That’s Teyana’s problem if she took it wrong. Rihanna didn’t even bother arguing with her cause it was a waste of time and Rihanna knows Teyana more than any of us. You say Rihanna is a cyber bully well name me people she’s made fun of? She’s only had problems with Ciara, Karrueche and Teyana and all three of them she didn’t even start them.

          • Britt

            Being that Teyana threatened to fight Rih, she couldn’t respond because the jokes would write themselves.

            • Kay

              Teyana ain’t gonna do anything to Rihanna. Karrueche acted tough on Twitter yet Chris said Karrueche met Rihanna and didn’t do anything. The only jokes that write themselves is Teyeana going two days none stop talking about it when everyone moved on from it.

          • Drew

            “She’s only had problems with Ciara, Karrueche and Teyana and all three of them she didn’t even start them.”

            Ever heard of a common denominator???

            • Kay

              Yes I have and what does that have to do with me telling the person the situations Rih had with Ciara, Karrueche, and Teyana she didn’t start them?

              • Drew

                You may have heard of a common denominator, but you’re certainly not grasping the concept. You sound like the mother of a man who continues getting arrested and it’s everyone else’s fault. Just forget about it, Kay. SMH

                • Kay

                  I was having a Britt which as you can see was over 5 hours ago

                • Kay

                  I was having a converstaion*

    • Naja Hamilton

      I agree with you but Teyana had the personal responsibility of understanding the wants and expectations of HER sponsors. Her sponsors are a atheticware company. Their consumers are men, women, children, corporations and families. Though Rihanna was equally responsible in their exchange MAC’s target consumers are adults. I’m old school so the whole cyber victim/bully thing is a new technological era form of Darwinism, I know that’s a harsh view but it’s mine.

    • beverly

      she started what? a hit dog will holler.

    • jasmine

      how was rihanna bullying?? she put up a video but didn’t mention that other one by name. if anything teyana should feel embarrassed; she was arguing with herself on twitter while rih pretty much ignored her AND she lost her endorsement deal while rihanna continues with her professional successes.

  • Moni

    Even though Rihanna may have started it….Teyanna took it to a disgusting level. As a woman, it is never funny to make fun of another woman’s abuse.

    • Britt

      As a woman, it’s also never OK to bully another woman. Where’s the sisterhood in that?

      • Alexis

        You should tell that to Teyana since she’s been making fun of Rih since 09

        • CC

          Took my words………

      • Jess

        Does that 15 second video of man singing in a wig qualify as bullying? Was it that serious that Teyana had to throw a ghetto temper tantrum & threaten violence? She said in the past Rihanna deserved to get beat up. She obviously has a very short fuse like her friend Chris.

        • CC

          Ding, ding, ding, ding, ding, ding!!!! Some people don’t understand the concept of not making choices with emotion. What do we call those lol???

          • Britt

            But isn’t that the same thing Rihanna did? Made a choice off emotion because of something in the past?

            • CC

              Yes, she just made it at the right time and in a way it would be swept under the rug. Also, she didn’t resort to initiating violence or condoning it.

        • Britt

          And Rihanna doesn’t have a temper also? Why do you think that incident happened with her and Chris anyway?

          • beverly

            why don’t you enlighten us oh grand savant…

            • Britt

              It’s well known she used to hit Chris and that she has a temper as well. That’s why she forgave him, because she knows she’s to blame as well.

              • Kay

                Lmao girl stop you’re making yourself look stupid. You don’t even know Chris and Rihanna personally. Chris hit her cause he got caught cheating and he already said he cheated on her in an interview.

                • Britt

                  And Rih obviously couldn’t wait to start arguing until they got home. And she hit him when she found out. Keep telling the story.

                  • Kay

                    Lmao girl stop you’re making yourself look stupid. You wasn’t in the car so you have no proof she hit him first. Story overall, Chris was wrong for what he did.

                  • free_me

                    Lets say that what youre saying is true… you dont think she had a right to hit him, if he cheated on her? I would hit him too. I dont condone violence but that is a very natural reaction to want somebody who hurt you to hurt as much as youre hurting. Him hitting her would mean that he saw no fault in what he did.

                    • Tiff

                      So its okay for a woman to have the “natural” reaction to hit a man, but some how its wrong for a man to respond in the same manner? She had a “right” to clock him and he had the right to just take it? You sound a mess. How about everyone keep their hands to themselves just like our mothers taught us.

                    • Alexis

                      A woman doesn’t have the power a man has. No one knows if Rih hit Chris first or not because only them two were in the car. No matter what it wasn’t right for Chris to hit Rih all because he got caught cheating.

              • Hositdown

                well known by who?

                • beverly

                  IM SAYING! looool

            • CC

              lol

          • Kay

            You wasn’t even in the car to know what the hell happened

            • Britt

              And I take it you were? Being a woman, I can also read between the lines and see guilt.

              • Kay

                I never said I was and idk what line you’re talking about cause it doesn’t stop the fact Chris was wrong

                • Britt

                  Yes, he was wrong. But he’s not the first famous man or last to do it. And it’s obvious Rihanna is overrated because of that.

                  • Kay

                    How is Rihanna overrated over that when Chris was the one who hit her? Rihanna doesn’t even bring up 2009 anymore. People like you are the ones who bring it up.

        • Hositdown

          no one even knew the video was related to her

        • Rhianna can’t Sang

          Yes it was that serious. Rhianna runs her mouth all the time and needed to be told about herself, regardless of what she was told about. And stop about the Chris Brown thing. Funny…. He didn’t touch a woman before her or after. Hmmmm

          • Alexis

            You sound stupid. Where do you see Rih always running her mouth? Teyana has made fun of Rih’s domestic violence incident since 09, had a problem behind the scenes in a movie she was working in and she hit a woman once for talking crap about CB. The only one running her mouth was Teyana going 2 days straight talking about it when everyone already moved on. You say CB never touched a women yet both his friends and Rih’s friends said to police he has put his hands on Rih before but the public never saw it and lets not forget how recently CB hit a guy in DC for no reason.

            • you can’t be serious

              Lol y’all really take this $h!t serious,,,, none of y’all we’re there….. get over it

              • Alexis

                I’m not taking it serious the other people are. I’ve said to those people they were not in the car to know Rih hit him first or not. In the end its still wrong for CB to hit Rih.

                • you can’t be serious

                  Both we’re wrong. If u hit a man be prepared to get hit back

                  • Alexis

                    No one knows if Rih hit CB or not cause like you said before none of us were there

  • lockstress

    This is a GREAT learning lesson for any dummy that has an image and business partnership. Running your mouth on social media…gets you nowhere! Getting caught up on online buffonary. ugh…this younger generation and the adults following these kids are idiots.
    We are from kings and queeens. We had a standard and pride…now? Everybody is posing in the damn bathroom like that shyt is cute.
    Twerking left and right like a bunch of uncivilized heathens….WAKE UP!

  • cece

    Yall obviously are so biased .teyana made her bed,now she must lay in it.i dont feel sorry for her.making fun of a woman,any woman’s abused face and mocking domestic violence was a low blow,especially coming from another woman.

    • Tiff

      I’m sorry, but I lost the little amount of sympathy (and respect) I had for her when she started dating him again. A judge had to intervene and she was sneaking around to see him and when the do not contact period was up they made their sneaking around public. You are no longer the victim when you take him back.

      • Alexis

        Rih always said she didn’t want to be a victim. She went back because she was still in love with him. She broke up with him 7 months ago when she released he didn’t change which is why she’s moving on. It doesn’t matter if the photo Teyana used was Rih’s photo or someone else making fun of domestic violence is wrong which is why Adidas dropped her.

  • Rissie75

    Hmmmm interesting..she tweeted “One door closed. 3 more opened” I wonder if the 3 doors is her being able to still drop her sneakers through Kanye. He just signed a MAJOR deal plus he’s getting royalties. She’s still signed with GOOD…like to see how that works out.

    • Rissie75

      LOL so I get “thumb down” for what?? It’s just a thought #KeepCalm folks, neither is putting money in my pockets, lol

  • Layla

    TEYANA IS NOT A VICTM. SHE WAS MOCKING RIHANNA SINCE 2009!! STOP OF MAKE OF SHE A VICTIM!

    • Hositdown

      exactly she even went as far as to say she deserved it…just because she was friends with chris…

    • Drew

      Ummm… what the F does your last sentence mean???

      • Kay

        Lol it’s actually simple. They’re saying stop trying to make Teyana the victim.

        • Drew

          If you’re able to discern what “STOP OF MAKE OF SHE A VICTIM!” means, then I have to assume you’re fluent in an even lower form of language than Ebonics. :-(

          • Kay

            Sir its not that hard to understand what they were saying. Not gonna lie it took me a while till I got what they were saying and no I’m not fluent with ebonics.

  • Trisha_B

    When you don’t have clout in the industry you have to be real careful. They really aren’t losing anything by dropping her b/c there are other artist who they partner w/ & plus she’s not that known. Teyana shouldn’t have been more careful. She went far w/ the pic. Rih has more clout in the biz. They aren’t gonna risk future deals w/ Rih for Teyana

    • hollyw

      Ikr, I’m like you think KANYE (who just signed with Adidas after Nike dropped him) fits your values better than somebody else…who wears sneakers all the time..?? o.O

      Riiight. ‘Kay bye, lesson learned lol smh.

  • Chassie

    The moment she put that picture up, I said “Teyana girl, that was stupid, that was so stupid.” Her actions came to bite her in the butt. Doesn’t matter who did what first, she should have known everybody doesn’t get the same consequences for their actions and the minute you make fun of domestic violence you went wayyyyyyy too far.

  • Kristen

    I guess people no longer ignore and dismiss when someone does/says something stupid. Especially when they are in the public eye.

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  • Alexis

    Get the f outta here. Rih didn’t start anything she simply posted a video & that’s it. Teyana was the one running her mouth for 2 days straight. Teyana has been making fun of Rih’s domestic violence incident since 2009. The one person to blame for Teyana getting dropped is herself. Had Teyana not made fun of domestic violence she would still be with Adidas.

  • wveronica7

    Wow, that’s unfortunate. Hopefully she’ll bounce back. That pic was a low blow. I wish she would’ve deleted her comments quickly though. You have to chose your battles wisely and fight smart when your in the public arena and in corporate america. You don’t want to fit into a stereotype.

    • Losh

      I agree. No matter who was the “victim” (which I think is a strange word for something that didn’t happen in real life), Ms. Taylor’s choice of picture was in bad taste. She’s still young; hopefully she and other young women learned from this.

  • ASA

    I’m sorry what other ‘victims’ has she had? She got her mad and the girl decided to talk about violence, and beating her up. Rih stopped engaging and took that opportunity to promote her MAC line. The chick continued to run her mouth. People need to think!

    • Trisha_B

      Rih sure did save face during that thing lmao. Teyana was still going on Twitter & Rih was flooding my timeline w/ her MAC line. You know her peoples probably called her up & told her to stop playing & do some work! haha

      • Tee Elyse

        That was Rihanna’s plan the entire time! LOL!

        • Yesi

          Rih doesn’t need Teyana to do promotion. Her first lipstick RiRiWoo, which was sold before the incident with Teyana, sold out the same day it was released. Rih simply didn’t bother wasting her time with Teyana that day.

          • Tee Elyse

            The fact that Rihanna even entertained it a little bit shows that she was bothered… I said nothing about Rihanna needing Teyana to do her promotion, because I know her RiRiWoo lipstick sold out in three hours; I tried to buy it (both times with no luck) … when Teyana hit her with that low blow, that’s when Rih wrapped it up because she knew that Tey had already done herself in. But Rihanna does a lot of that mess for shock value and to get her stans going.

            • Yesi

              Oh ok I get what you mean. Yeah Rih just tweeted two things and kept it moving cause she knew Teyana was already setting her self up. I don’t think Rih does things for shock value. She just simply doesn’t care what people think but hey everyone has their own opinion lol.

    • Naja Hamilton

      I’m glad that you inquired as to the identities of these other “victims”. I’m quite curious to know this as well. MN routinely supports insensitive at times socially reckless writers but to be fair it does keep the comments lively and juicy.

    • Britt

      Ciara and Karrueche. Rih’s been shady towards them on social media. Rih needs to think and act like the icon people think she is, and not spend so much time going in on her peers.

      • Alexis

        But Rih has never gone in on her peers. Ciara and Kae started it by talking crap. Rih is out minding her business.

        • Britt

          zzzzzzzzzzzz……..

          • Alexis

            Lmao of course that’s the only response you have cause you know I’m telling the truth. No point of Rih going in on her peers when none of them have talked crap about her. Keep thinking Ciara and Kae are innocent when they aren’t.

            • CC

              Lol, keep telling it!!!!

            • Britt

              The fact of the matter is: RIHANNA WOULDN’T BE THIS BIG OF A STAR IF SHE DIDN’T GET BEAT. That’s an unfortunate fact.

              • beverly

                i bet you think tattooing a name on you makes it real too.

              • Alexis

                First off you don’t need to scream and second Rih was already successful before the incident. Like Kay said in one of their comments Rih already had #1 songs, platinum albums , sold out tours, winning awards and Rih was the face of Cover Girl. The incident didn’t make Rih successful.

                • Britt

                  But it made her overrated and people worldwide have sympathy. Keep stanning for mediocrity.

                  • Alexis

                    Clearly Rih isn’t overrated when she’s still having #1 songs, platinum albums, sold out tours, winning awards and having endorsements. No one cares about sympathy anymore cause everyone moved on. The only one worrying about sympathy is you.

                    • Sunshinegirl

                      Oh she’s totally overrated. Can’t hit a note to save her life. BUT because she has an awesome team that knows how to package her well, she’s going to keep kicking out those #1s and selling out arenas. I’m not a big fan, but she has a couple of songs that I can jam to.

                    • Alexis

                      Like I said if she’s “overrated” no one would buy her music, make up, clothes and go to her concerts. Her team the best? Lmao yeah right. Her team isn’t the best.

                    • JamesDeanOnTheLow

                      I wish all it took was a good team to be at Rihanna’s level… Rita and the rest of them gals would be sooo happening right now but they’re nOt because Rihanna is that BISH!

                    • Hositdown

                      she has the most unique voice….most people sound the same

                  • Hositdown

                    who has sympathy for her?? she gets alot of back lash from the media

              • Hositdown

                really???? so before the incident she wasnt big..?

              • Shut up

                Where is the logic in that? Rihanna first Grammy was 2008. Rihanna best selling album GGGB 9 mil WW all happened before 2009. Have a seat Rih was well on her way to being as big as she is now.

              • JamesDeanOnTheLow

                The FACT that that’s not a FACT just how you Feel. Umbrella and GGGB success were BEFORE Chris Assaulted her. She has worked harder than 99.9 of her peers while others wallowed in self pity! DO NOT TRY to say that she hasnt. She is blessed because she came through the fire stronger FACTS >>>>Opinion and YOUR Feelings!

        • Sunshinegirl

          *crickets*

          • Alexis

            Lmao please. Ciara started it by talking crap on Fashion Police and Kae started when Rih dropped the Birthday Cake remix. Ciara and Kae aren’t innocent.

        • bahamianempress99

          Actually Karrueche remained fairly mum while Rihanna cyberbullied her in sub-tweets. Rihanna should take a lesson on that. I don’t she think she knows what the definition of a true “bad gal” is. “Mean girl” is more appropriate. I appreciate her ability to assert herself and do what she wants without zero f**cks given but you do not have to tear others down to do so.

          • Alexis

            Kae has never stayed mum. The difference is Kae throws low key shade. Kae threw shade when Birthday Cake remix was released and she continued to do it and even did it when CB and Rih got back together. Rih does know the definition of a bad gal. A bad gal is someone who has fashion and doesn’t give a damn which is what Rih is.

        • VVV

          I believe KAE said nothing before Rih posted the hoop earrings and rice cakes.

          • Alexis

            Kae did say something before that pic was posted. When the song was released Kae went a ranting about she was Ray Charles to the bs and that’s when the pic was posted to shut her up. I was Twitter that night the song was dropped.

      • Chey

        You are so right, everything you’re saying…I commend you for sticking to your guns with all the crazies coming at you lol. A lot of “women” on this site have some deeeeeeeep issues, the way their minds work is…like nothing I’ve ever seen. It goes there, but you’re right.

        • Chanel

          How is she right when I’m reading through her comments & she’s not making sense. She said Rihanna hit Chris first when no one knows what happened that night but them two. She also said Rihanna bullied Ciara, Karrueche and Teyana when, like everyone said, those women started it first. If anything she’s the one with deep issues acting like she knows Chris and Rihanna when she doesn’t.

          • Chey

            I’m not explaining anything to you,as I was not addressing you. As far as knowing Chris and Rihanna, I’m guessing you all don’t either.

            • Chanel

              & that’s fine because there’s no point in arguing when this post is gonna be a day old & everyone moved from it. Yes your guess is correct no one knows Rihanna & Chris. Everyone out here calling Rihanna a bully when they don’t even know her but one fact that’s true is that Rihanna didn’t start any of those three situations.

            • Chanel

              Moved on*

        • hollyw

          LAWD I see the Stans got to this article a helluva lot quicker than usual lol. Ain’t even worth providing serious input, at this point.. o.O

          Welp! Sit back and enjoy the show :-)

          • Chey

            Lol!! Clearly they did…smh.

    • VVV

      I remember when Rih posted a picture of rice cakes and big earrings mocking Tran, a while back and no one called her on her racism. It was despicable. I also remember Rih having one of her best buds go after Tran via twitter as well. I am not saying that you can’t love the artist but do not be in denial about their bad behaviour.

      • Alexis

        The rice cake pic came after Kae’s rant about the song and Lele post was after Kae’s friends were making fun of Lele’s skin color. Remember we don’t know what happens behind closed doors but fact is Rih and Kae don’t get along and Kae isn’t innocent.

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