December 7, 2016


Rihanna on Fake Beyoncé Feud: 'We Don't Need to Be Putting Black Women Against Each Other'

Kevin Mazur/Getty Images For Roc Nation
Kevin Mazur/Getty Images For Roc Nation

The end of 2016 is no time to pick fights, so when Rihanna liked a post on Instagram shading Beyoncé, it seemed like it wasn't intentional.

After Rihanna and Beyoncé were both nominated for Grammys on Tuesday, the ANTI singer faved a post that congratulated her—and also threw Bey under the bus. The post read, "Congrats and all to @badgalriri and all for her 8 Grammy nods but tbh fuck 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* [lemon emoji]."

However, several fan accounts noticed the "like," and Rihanna had to go back and apologize for not reading the full Instagram caption: "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! We deserve to be celebrated, and the Grammy Academy agrees!"

Check out a throwback interview with Rihanna below: