Not too long ago, 2013 to be specific, Teyana Taylor and Rihanna were going at it like high school girls on social media. The catalyst for the internet beef was a video mocking one of Teyana’s many cover videos, this time doing Anita Baker’s “Caught Up in the Rapture”.
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Homegirl can sing, but her own music has always been sparse.
Nonetheless, the Bajan beauty posted a video of her male stylist, Yusef Williams, dressed in drag imitating Teyana’s rendition for kicks and giggles. But Teyana was offended. And what went down next was a series of tweets attacking each other.
“Petty is Petty and shade is shade,” the G.O.O.D. music artist tweeted. “B***h knew what the f**k she was doing.” Adding, “Ya net worth & ya body count go neck to neck. #IndustryPu**y.”
Rihanna, in an attempt to diffuse the situation, said, “I hate broke b**ches.” Later tweeting and deleting “I REFUSE to help your career.” And, “You will NOT get an @ from me! Not til you pay me! #nomorefreepromo #iRefuse.”
But Teyana didn’t take lightly to the comment. “F**k hashtags and retweets ni**a, 140 characters in these streets ni**a. -HOV”
Well, time must be the ultimate healer because Rihanna recently sent Teyana two pairs of her new Puma boots. “Thanks for the dope ass gift Ri, I love them!! Gimme kiss!,” Teyana, now a mother-of-one, said.
We’re not sure at what point these two made up, but we’re happy it happened. There’s way too much intersectionality in the biz to beef with a peer.
So good job on growing up, ladies!