Rihanna may have scored an impressive 8 nominations at the 2017 Grammys, but it appears she’s pressed like a panini over this year’s leading act – Beyonce.
The pair have long been pit against each other by their respective fanbases, yet have maintained an air of cordial publicly.
That all seems to have been flushed down the drain
(with Ms. Fenty’s Album of the Year hopes) after the Bajan belle “liked” a shady-filled post aimed at Bey and the Grammy committee.
See what we mean below…
Given the distinctly average performance of ‘ANTI’ (which has yet to sell 600k in the US) one would “think” most RiRi fans are over the moon following the announcement.
Yet, one disgruntled fan took to Instagram to vent about the star’s supposed snubs, roping in Bey and the Grammy committee for an attempted lashing in the process.
Perhaps worried about the backlash of uttering such words herself, Rih took a different approach by publicly liking the post.
So nasty and so rude.
No amount of concealment can hide the fact the entire ‘ANTI’ era was lukewarmly received both commercially and critically. Sans, of course, for ‘Work’ – which did achieve a Record of the Year nom.
‘ANTI’ is void of memorable music, cultural impact, and resonating visuals. Heck, do we even know what ‘ANTI’ means in context? Was there even a context? Or was it a hastily thrown together jukebox of try-hard jams aimed at furthering her “bad gyal” agenda?
RiRi feeling in anyway cheated, especially because of Beyonce, would only serve to highlight how out of touch she is. And that’s us putting it politely.
In any case…
With the claws clearly out, it’ll be more than interesting to see who takes home what come February 12th.