Rihanna and Teyana Taylor Engage in Social Media Shade War
It all started innocently enough two weeks ago when Teyana Taylor posted an Instagram video featuring her a cappella rendition of Anita Baker’s ‘Caught Up In The Rapture.’ Apparently amused by Taylor’s post, Rihanna posted an Instagram video yesterday featuring her male stylist wearing backwards snapback and a curly wig singing–you guessed it–‘Caught Up In The Rapture.’ And now, it’s an all out war.
Not amused by Riri’s spoof, Taylor lashed out on Twitter, asking the Barbados-born beauty what’s up: “Don’t play with me @Rihanna f-ck all this industry sh-t, YOU & I know each other very well. Throwing sub 4 wat? u got my #, don’t show off.”
While Teyana’s tweet has since been taken down, hiphollywood.com reports the singer had a few more things to say before all evidence was removed from her TL:
“Y’all could bully everybody else & get away wit that sh-t but that sh-t ain’t gone work ova here. So y’all could miss me with that NAVY sh-t,” Taylor posted. Then finished her rant by saying, “Petty is petty and shade is shade, b-tch knew what the f-ck she was doing.”
For her part Rihanna pulled no punches:
“I REFUSE to help your career…you will NOT get an @ from me! Not til you pay me! #nomorefreepromo #iRefuse”
And in true bad girl fashion, Rihanna went on to let Twitter know that she doesn’t “feed the animals!”
Screaming in an empty room! #dontfeedtheanimals
— Rihanna (@rihanna) September 24, 2013
Who knows what the feud is really over, hopefully this all stays digital and these two don’t come to blows next time they see one another. Check out a sampling of their now deleted shade/beef tweets below.