It may seem hard to believe for those who are not involved, but in this day and age of social media, the simple act of ‘liking’ photos on Instagram can get you in trouble. Just look at Rihanna, who clicked twice on the photo of her friend and flew into a controversy. It all started last year when the user uploaded a photograph containing a greeting card for Grammy Award nominations. The user, @rihannagang_, also took the opportunity to cast a small shadow on Beyoncé. ‘I think they did not want to tie her or let her go next to someone * cough cough * [lemon emoji.]’- Was the headline. It was not exactly subtle.
The Art of Shade, the ultimate source for the pettiness of the famous people, later discovered that the Bad Girl RiRi liked this post, and it is possible that she indicated the agreement with the idea that she was ignored for ‘Song of the Year’ and ‘Album of the Year’.
The BeyHive and Navy Internet contingents, re-released the picture and reacted quickly by adding fuel to the long smoldering fire between the two music stars. It did not take long to Rihanna to again set records on Instagram. ‘I never actually read your caption, thought the pic was funny and moved right along!’ She wrote in the same post. I am petty af, I know. 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!’