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Earlier this week, R&B singer and model Teyana Taylor and pop Princess Rihanna engaged in some malicious Twitter beef that led Teyana to believe Rihanna was a straight up cyberbully.
In an over-the-phone interview with New York’s Hot 97, Teyana tells the story of Rihanna’s hairstylist, Yusef Williams rocking a curly wig and snap back — Teyana’s signature look, on an Instagram video, mocking the G.O.O.D Music member.
In the interview, Teyana explains why Rihanna chose to come at her and how she ended up seeing the video:
“I really don’t understand. I’ve been in the studio recording my album, minding my business, staying focused or whatever. One day, which was yesterday, I randomly was on my Instagram page and I had heard that she made a video,” explained Taylor. I’m not following her on Instagram so I didn’t get a chance to see it. I went to Twitter and someone sent me the video. I felt it was really harsh, you know what I’m saying? ”
“Because it’s like you got a dude singing Caught Up in the Rapture of Love with big hair, a snap back and some Jordans on. I just sung that a week ago. I put up a video a week ago singing Caught Up in the Rapture of Love and of course my hair was curly, so whatever.”
Teyana was then asked if she believes Rihanna is a cyberbully:
“I really do think she’s a cyberbully. I really do. I think she has dope music. I’m not no hater. Dope music is dope music. She’s a pretty girl, but that don’t mean you can just bully everybody. It don’t work like that.”
On Instagram, Rihanna posted a screenshot of Taylor’s reported net worth. Standing at $1.5 million, Rihanna felt the need to show everyone that Taylor wasn’t in her tax bracket. Rihanna, racking in about $90 million, tweeted “I hate broke” b*tches in response to Taylor’s rants on the social network.
“We all know that these websites….those with the net worths, there are inaccurate,” said Taylor. She went all the way online to find the lowest net worth, which is false. She had time to go on Google, you had time to fix up pictures, you had time to make me your main picture, but still you tweet, I’m not gonna “@” her, I’m not gonna make her famous. At the end of the day, I work hard. You know I work hard. My s–t is gon’ pop regardless.
“This wasn’t no publicity stunt. This wasn’t no free publicity. This wasn’t none of that. Clearly I was on her brain for her to even be making fun of me.”
To Enstarz.com, stylist Yusef came to Rihanna’s defense, revealing that the singer meant no harm in the video.
“Honestly, I just finished making the wig. I started making the video,” claimed Yuself. It was amazing, no malicious intent towards Teyana. I just think it was uncalled for. Teyana killed that song.”
Yusef went on in the interview saying Rihanna shouldn’t be considered a cyberbully and the feud shouldn’t have escalated so quickly.
“She [Rihanna] could care less. It was funny. That’s what’s so funny. It wasn’t like that. She doesn’t care, that’s her personality. Cyberbully is harsh word. She is focused, being Rihanna. She is not sitting around. She didn’t grab her phone. She is the most kind and giving person. I just think for that to go the way it went, it was uncalled for.”
Wow Rihanna, you really have to watch what you’re doing honey.