What fight? Ciara is slamming reports during the BBMAs that claimed the singer is feuding with Rihanna. HollywoodLife.com has the 411 on exactly how she feels Riri and how she wants to ‘spread love.’
Ciara, 30, refuses to get swept up in the drama. The singer blasted reports claiming that she and Rihanna, 28, were fighting. Although the two have bumped heads in the past, she insists she has nothing but love for Riri and doesn’t understand the need to bring up the past. Her’s what we know.
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The host of the 2016 Billboard Music Awards on May 22, accused MTV of “stirring” things up, when the publication’s official account tweeted, “Luda, you know Ciara won’t say Rihanna’s name,” which she did not appreciate. To hear more about the Billboard Music Awards, head over to iTunes and download the latest HollywoodLife podcast for free!
MTV’s tweet was promptly deleted, but not before the singer got to reply. “Thought She Was Amazing.1 Of The Best Performances Of The Night Don’t Understand The Need 2 Go Here. #What’sThePoint?” she tweeted following Rihanna’s BBMA performance of “Love on the Brain.”
Ciara then called out the publication for its unprofessionalism. “@MTVMusic Furthermore, who’s the ‘newbee’ tweeting on behalf of MTV?,” she asked. “@MTVMusic There’s no way someone of experience is posting content like that during a show of this caliber. God Bless #SpreadLove.”
It isn’t out of character for Ciara to skip over someone’s name during an announcement. After all, she refused to say her ex, Future’s name during the BBMA nominees announcement on Good Morning America. But in terms of her beef with Rihanna, that is so 2011.
The pop singers bumped heads five years ago, after Ciara made comments to Joan Rivers about her “unpleasant” run-in with the “BBHMM” singer. “She wasn’t the nicest. It’s crazy, because I’ve always loved and respected what she’s done in fashion. It wasn’t the most pleasant run-in,” she told Joan in Feb. 2011.
Rihanna immediately jumped on Twitter, poking fun at Ciara’s career and financial status. “My bad ci, did I 4get to tip u?” The singers proceeded to go back and forth, throwing insult after insults, but if you ask Ciara, that’s all behind them now.
Things are really going well for Ciara right now. She’s planning a wedding to her “everything,” Russell Wilson, 27, and is working on raising her son, so she probably doesn’t have any time for the drama and negativity.
HollywoodLifers, do you think Ciara and Rihanna are fighting?