Since she was just a few weeks old, we’ve had the opportunity to see and fawn over Melody Love Norwood‘s little face. Parents Princess Love and Ray J shared the first photos of her in OK! Magazine and have both posted many images and video of her as she’s grown into the adorable six-month-old she is now. But Princess says that’s coming to a halt thanks to the negativity of trolls on social media.
While the new mom didn’t share what exactly was said that enraged her, she made it clear that she was “pissed.”
“The disgusting things people right [sic] under the picture of a child,” she wrote in a note on Instagram. “I WILL NEVER POST MELODY’S PHOTO EVER AGAIN ON SOCIAL MEDIA.”
To drive the point home further, she actually scrubbed the vast majority of photos of Melody from her Instagram page, particularly the recent ones that show her face. Early photos and video from soon after her birth were still allowed to hold their place on Princess’ page. Melody’s own Instagram page, which is run by her parents, had most of the photos taken down, only leaving behind three pictures — none of them showing her face. Ray J, however, hasn’t deleted any images of their daughter from his page.
This isn’t the first time Princess has dealt with negativity concerning her child. Early on in her pregnancy, some claimed that sister-in-law Brandy was carrying their child. Enough people whispered about it for all parties involved in the rumor to speak out against it last fall. Brandy said she was just “thicker than a snicker” at the time, not pregnant at all. And after announcing that she was pregnant with Melody, Princess Love shut down all surrogacy rumors with an ultrasound video and an emphatic message.
“I am completely capable of carrying my own child,” she wrote on Twitter. “So it’s frustrating when someone makes up lies just to find a way to ruin our moment.”
Hopefully Princess will have a change of heart about sharing images of Melody and not let trolls get to her. But with the way people talk crazy on social media these days, we can’t really blame her. Stay tuned.