Rihanna got even realer than usual in a candid interview with ‘Vogue’ — even addressing that rumored conflict-of-the-divas between her and Beyonce. Yep, after all this time she FINALLY dished! And let’s just say she couldn’t have been MORE upfront about her feelings toward the superstar.
With the surprise release of Beyonce’s, 34, “Formation” video right before Rihanna’s, 28, Anti release, it’s no wonder the Internet immediately pitted Queen B and RiRi — two of the music industry’s brightest stars — against each other. After all, this was Rihanna’s first album since 2012; it was HER moment. But as Rihanna revealed in her recent ‘Vogue’ interview, she’s brushing off the drama and just doing her. We wouldn’t expect anything less, Ri!
“Here’s the deal,” Rihanna gushed to Vogue. “They just get so excited to feast on something that’s negative. Something that’s competitive. Something that’s, you know, a rivalry. And that’s just not what I wake up to. Because I can only do me. And nobody else is going to be able to do that.” Preach, Rihanna! Way to put those negative vibes behind you. If only all catfights could end so civilly — if there was even any feud here to begin with.
But quarrel or not, we can’t blame fans for at least perceiving Beyonce’s actions as a slap in the face to Rihanna. For seven years, the Barbadian singer had released a new pop creation every year, just like clockwork. But then, out of nowhere, she stopped. So needless to say, her newest album was HIGHLY anticipated. Why you gotta steal her thunder, Bey?
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Well, maybe it was because back in March 2015, it was rumored that Rihanna’s “Bitch Better Have My Money,” was all about Beyonce. The report even claimed that Beyonce heard the song and instantly knew it was about her. That’s gotta hurt!
But even if Beyonce’s unannounced release WAS just an act of revenge, she’s still guilty of adding major fuel to the fire. And according to our girl, Rihanna, it just doesn’t have to be that serious. How refreshing! Of course the singer couldn’t help adding a little fuel of her own though by “liking” a tweet one of her fans posted in an attempt to throw shade at Queen Bey.
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“The fact that ‘Desperado‘ is HIGHER on the Bubbling Under chart than a single performed to a global audience,” read the tweet, which featured a picture of Jay Z, 46, with his hands clasped in front of his face in shock. For those of you who don’t already know, “Desperado” is a song featured on Rihanna’s ANTI album, and fans are assuming the “global audience” song is, of course, Beyonce’s “Formation.”
The Bey Hive totally freaked out over Rihanna’s “like” of the tweet, but let’s be real, Rihanna probably just thought it was funny. Because after all, according to her Vogue interview, drama is just not something the star concerns herself with. And isn’t that why we love her?
What do YOU think, HollywoodLifers: was there ever a feud between RiRi and Queen B?