Rihanna Responds to Beyonce Feud Rumors: 'We Don't Need to Be Putting Black Women Against Each Other'
By Jennifer Drysdale
Rihanna is setting the record straight.
The 28-year-old singer took to Instagram on Wednesday to clear up rumors that she and Beyoncé were feuding over GRAMMY nominations, after she unintentionally added fuel to the fire by liking a fan's photo with a controversial caption slamming the "Sorry" singer.
"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*," the caption read, referring to Beyoncé's Lemonade album.
While Rihanna initially liked the picture, which showed her wearing a carnival outfit and the word "SHOOK," once she was made aware of the controversy, she quickly commented back on the photo.
"I never actually read your caption, thought the pic was funny and moved right along! Til I seen it pop up over and over!," she wrote. "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!" she continued. "We deserve to be celebrated, and the Grammy Academy agrees!"
With a combined 17 nominations between Rihanna and Beyoncé this year -- RiRi snagged eight for ANTI, while Queen Bey received nine GRAMMY nods for Lemonade -- both women definitely have a lot to be proud of.