Rihanna Clarifies Apparent Beyoncé Diss

By Amanda Wicks

In the age of social media, where every single “like” means so much more than the tap of a button, Rihanna landed in hot water after she liked a post on Instagram that appeared to diss Beyoncé over the 2017 GRAMMy nominations.

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The post came from a Rihanna fan account, which called out the GRAMMYs for leaving Ri-Ri out of several prominent categories like Song of the Year and Album of the Year while Beyoncé got all their attention. When Rihanna liked the post, many followers thought she was going along with the snide snub towards Bey, but she jumped back on to clarify.

“I never actually read your caption, thought the pic was funny and moved right along!” she wrote in a comment. “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!” Rumors have long swirled about a simmering feud between the two pop stars, but Rihanna has always denied any bad blood.

 

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