Raven-Symone Dishes On Michelle Obama “Animal” Comment After #Beyhive Shut Down Her Instagram

Published: Saturday 21st Mar 2015 by Rashad
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Even put nicely, it’s safe to say Raven Symone has had a hell of a week.

Indeed, after taking to guest-hosting duties this week on ‘The View,’ the ever-outspoken actress found herself in much hot water after lending her view on hot topics including use of the “N-word,” Michelle Obama looking like “an animal,” and lashing out at the #Beyhive for slamming her support of Lil Kim as the “real Queen B”.  Her sharp words against the fan group landed her Instagram defunct for days before a recent reinstatement.

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Most recently reflecting on her week with E!, Symone sought to clarify her perceived support of the now-terminated journalist who likened Michelle Obama’s appearance to that of a ‘Planet of the Apes’ star.  See the interview in full and weigh in:

Did You Miss It?  Raven vs. #Beyhive

Raven Symone defends “Michelle Obama” comments (start at 2:05):

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  1. Georgia March 21, 2015

    Shes annoying. She reminds me of an attention seeking teenager. The only way she can get is by saying something controversial.

    • Toohotfortv March 21, 2015

      I actually think she believes what’s coming out of her mouth. And maybe there’s something there, but she either isn’t communicating her views well or she’s really misinformed. I definitely understand that I’m American. I also understand that the reason people chose to say African American was as a means to hold on to the culture and ancestry that was snatched away from us. I’m curious if she would identify with being called black. If not, she definitely should not take those rolls that call for a black actress. Another thing, she kept saying she’s from every continent in Africa (and also Europe). Sweetheart, Africa is one continent and many countries (likewise for Europe). This is a great example of her not choosing her words wisely (or being misinformed). I won’t call her out right dumb. I’m just going to give her the benefit of doubt and say that she should watch her mouth. It’s amazing that the phrase “that’s so Raven” has seemingly taken on a pejorative meaning nowadays. Smh

      • Toohotfortv March 21, 2015

        ….and another thing, wtf is her aesthetic? I’m just saying.

      • AnnaMaeKeatingsNewWig March 22, 2015

        Come on tho… LOL! every 3rd grader is taught how to look at a globe and to see the different continents – I would understand if she said it by accident once, but she kept saying it LOL smh. Your comment is the damn truth. org

  2. TheElusiveLamb March 21, 2015

    Lol I’m here for the comments…

  3. Keri Qween March 21, 2015

    The beyhive is not a pathetic lot of losers

    Kim called herself queen b first get over it, that’s something else your fave stole

    • Rosie March 21, 2015

      Obviously mad because Carl still has no stans? Maybe if you watched the video first you’ll see they had every reason to come for her ignorant ass.

  4. Keri Qween March 21, 2015

    Beyonce should be ashamed of her deluded rabid fans they make her and themselves look bad

    • BeyRihLiyah March 21, 2015

      but what fans do keri the checkout girl at Walmart have?

    • AnnaMaeKeatingsNewWig March 21, 2015

      *pauses to have a vision* Nah.. Oops Keri is still a flop, Try Again.

  5. Slay_Hive March 21, 2015

    I like her but she runs her damn mouth too much!! Clearly she wants some attention. Glad the Beys shut her s*** down!! Lmfao
    Btw to Lil Kim’s flop ass fans. There’s only one BeyHive. Ya’ll can change your name or remain in our shadow. XO

    • Molly March 21, 2015

      I agree 😉

  6. Stephy March 21, 2015

    The BeyHive!

  7. AnnaMaeKeatingsNewWig March 21, 2015

    Does Raven genuinely not think before she speaks? I think she means no harm but she is just plain ignorant, and she’s giving me Karen from Mean Girls teas with her lack of common sense.
    In what world was the comment ‘Michelle Obama looks like a cast member from the Planet of the Apes’ not racist and offensive? and then she has the nerve to be co-signing it. I’m not here for Raven’s attention-seeking, nor am I here for her public meltdowns and her my-little-pony hairstyles – Can we just fast-forward to the part where she get’s over this identity crisis issue and begins to use her common sense.

  8. Molly March 21, 2015

    She was clearly trying to be messy with the beehive comment, but I’ll always love raven tho she’s apart of my childhood memories. Also I can agree with her on the people looking like animals.

  9. BeyRihLiyah March 21, 2015

    lmaoooo my hive shut down her insta she’s is looking for attention that’s why she has been running her mouth alot

  10. DEL BEY March 21, 2015

    As a BeyHive member, I do not condone this stinging of poor Raven, she is entitled to her opinions, and they’re not even harsh ones at that.. Raven is a pop culture icon, here’s hoping she secures a series regular status on Empire.

    • BeyRihLiyah March 21, 2015

      she only did that whole beehive/beyhive mess for attention because how long have we been the beyhive? and now that she is in the media lately she decides to say something

      • Molly March 21, 2015

        Raven wanted to be dragged lol she knew what she was doing.

      • BeyRihLiyah March 21, 2015

        @molly right she’s been getting media coverage lately so now she’s saying shitt for attention I cant with her

  11. BeyRihLiyah March 21, 2015

    I love my fellow hive only we shutting down hasbeens instagrams and shittt

    • SMH March 21, 2015

      Wow, that’s really something to be proud of.

  12. OMG Logic!!! March 21, 2015

    The Beyhive are cheap, ghetto, ratchet hood trash. They know it, we know it, everyone knows it.

    • BeyRihLiyah March 21, 2015

      you just described your whoreee of a mother

      • fatusankoh March 22, 2015

        Well said beyrih thanks

    • SLAYRIAH CAREY (TOUR DE FORCE) March 21, 2015

      Most accurate comment so far.

  13. Cough Cough March 21, 2015

    She didn’t lie though, Lil Kim was and has been Queen Bee since 95.. Beyonce, although Queen Bey too, didn’t even have a deal yet. And wasn’t Queen Bey until the B’day era almost 10 years after she burst onto the scene. They’re both Queen B’s.. Ones Queen Beyonce and the other Queen Bîtch and the only people that don’t recognize that are delusional Beyonce stans and kids born after 1993. Kim will always be Queen B so you best take heed. Shall I proceed? YES INDEED!! But again they’re both Queen B in my book and JAY Z has referred to Kim as QUEEN B, many, many times. Kim was first at QB AND beehive but Beyonce is just as rightfully entitled to it. Love them both!!


    • AnnaMaeKeatingsNewWig March 21, 2015

      Kim spoke on it already @ the Breakfast Club. She said she had the name when she first came out but doesn’t mind sharing it – she just thinks nobody gives her props for what she ‘creates’. She called her ‘Queen Beyonce’ and said anyone can be a ‘Queen’ at what they do, so she’s unbothered. Her main issue was that she thought Nicki was hiding behind Beyonce when she said ‘The Queen of Rap slaying with Queen B’; as a way to take subtle shots.

      • Lake Erie March 22, 2015


    • Lake Erie March 22, 2015

      I love this comment. You are 100% right. I see a lot of people dislike your comment but they know the truth.

  14. AnnaMaeKeatingsNewWig March 21, 2015

    Like I said before with the Kid Rock BS, everybody runs to the hive when they need something promoted for free and want to make headlines. The hive should pay them all dust tbh

    • DEL BEY March 21, 2015


    • Edna March 22, 2015

      But she’s not promoting anything…

  15. SLAYRIAH CAREY (TOUR DE FORCE) March 21, 2015

    They BeyHive is trash. Pure trash

    • Molly March 21, 2015

      I think their maturing or atleast the ones on this site.

      • SLAYRIAH CAREY (TOUR DE FORCE) March 21, 2015

        Byé girl! That couldn’t be further from the truth.

      • Molly March 21, 2015

        Well they’ve been supporting Ciara lately so they’re cool with me. Now that navy is something else.

    • DEL BEY March 21, 2015

      Ugh classic, Flopriah perched on TGJ yet again, spewing pressed juice everywhere.. didn’t you say you were leaving this site? Bye b****! Perhaps the Lamb Chops can find Mariah’s relevance in the current decade, though I love the girl..

      • Cough Cough March 21, 2015

        Mariah will always be relevant. For the rest of musical eternity. In 100 years she will still be a standard and her music will still be played and her music sung at sing odds, concerts etc. what will lana’s legacy be?

  16. SLAYRIAH CAREY (TOUR DE FORCE) March 21, 2015

    Why is ‘The View’ still on anyway? That show is a mess now and The Talk is slowly replacing it.

  17. Royalkev March 21, 2015

    This is getting so old! People are always passionately addressing something random about Beyonce (or doing so indirectly), then acting as if they have no idea how anything has been provoked by them. Their also victims all of a sudden when the hive steps in! It’s so interesting how the Hive becomes the “bully” while defending Bey, but bullying Beyonce (a woman that doesn’t take the time out to lash out at anyone) is almost accepted and encouraged. You can discuss her marriage, child – there’s no limits with her. It’s ridiculous and it’s really starting to get out of hand lately. It’s seems as if bringing up Bey is the only way to make a name for yourself these days if you don’t have anything else going on (or your just lukewarm/stale). On top of that, it’s always the most random people discussing her (Bill O’Reilly, Kid Rock, Annie Lennox and now Raven). I swear it seems the more successful she finds, the more vultures she will have to contend with.

    • Brian310 March 22, 2015

      Raven didn’t diss her she called Kim Queen B which is Lil Kims title and has been since she came out and she called Kim fans the beehive which Kim has been calling her fans that since her 2nd album…she said nothing but facts.

  18. BeyRihLiyah March 21, 2015

    what happen to raven she used to be pretty now she looks old and tired with those wrinkles in her face

    • Cough Cough March 21, 2015

      Girl… The first response to come to you after reading this article is really in regards to #1 singles? Lol navy delusion at its finest.

    • BeyRihLiyah March 21, 2015

      troll !!!!!!! you are not the real mark

  19. DEL BEY March 21, 2015

    That’s so raven will always be one of my favourite nostalgic shows ever!

    • Molly March 21, 2015

      That was my favorite childhood show I used to always look forward to Fridays for new episodes of Thats So Raven.

  20. SLAYRIAH CAREY (TOUR DE FORCE) March 21, 2015

    I’ll find my fave’s relevance when you find your fave’s diamond album. Oh and I see you stopped promoting that blog of yours. I guess you finally took my advice and shut that wack ass sh!t down. Beyoncé couldn’t complete high school and she hasn’t gotten a #1 in almost a decade and here you are after your wordpress blog flopped. I guess Bey gave the #NoLongevity curse to her fans too. #Tragic

    • Cough Cough March 21, 2015

      You and I know know Mariah will ALWAYS be relevant, miss thing. We also both know Beyonce’s longevity is proven time and time again as she is still at the top of the current musical food chain almost 20 years after Destinys Childs debut. And MC loves her as well… She thinks she’s “fabulous”.

      • SLAYRIAH CAREY (TOUR DE FORCE) March 21, 2015

        I agree with the first sentence but everything after is asinine. Just tell that wack ass b***** to keep it cute before she gets dragged by her unstable ass edges.

      • Cough Cough March 21, 2015

        Girl u sound delusional

  21. The One March 21, 2015

    The Beyhive are truly a sad group of people and I can guarantee Beyoncé doesn’t give a flip about them. It’s insane!!!
    I know she’s like “here the fools go again.” She’s going to have to address this sooner than later.
    Beyoncé is a much better position than those idiot and doesn’t need you to “have her back” she clearly is unbothered living a lavish life, while you’re keeping up “pettiness” in her name.
    Stan for yourself or a much more worth cause people.

  22. Slay_Hive March 21, 2015

    OMFG is this lame nerdy b**** not tired of getting her ass dragged like a fat crash dummy doll, by the Hive???! She is so bitter and it’s quite hilarious! #CarryOn smmfh

  23. Rosie March 21, 2015

    You all are actually sadder than the Beyhive you guys are trying to “drag” or w/e. Literally EVERY fanbase will come and defend their fave one way or another and you’re truly delusional (like Raven) if you think that every one else is classier. The only difference is that the Hive actually make news and make s*** happen. Every huge teen fanbase (Bieber, 1D, Vine nobodies, etc.) and certain other fanbases like the Little Cutters are much worse.
    Anyways, I think Raven has truly lost it. And if you go on Twitter or any other site you’ll see it’s not just te Hive that’s been dragging her for the past few days.

    • Rima March 21, 2015

      Forever clinging to Beyonce what Tv stations have non factor Lana stans ever been on? The Lil monsters are the most iconic fan base. No one gives a f*** about Lanas trashy fan base you lames take 3 years to get your fav to go platinum.

      • Rosie March 21, 2015

        F** can you EVER leave a comment without mentioning Lana? I bet your obsessed ass runs EVERY Lana update account on Twitter, I bet you have a f****** SHRINE in your bedroom dedicated to your #1 true QUEEN.
        NO one cares about F*** anymore other than her ugly f***** stanbase that kill themselves every 3 seconds (no wonder his last album still hasn’t scanned 1M worldwide and FAGPOP fell off the charts in less than 6 months) and are so mentally unstable that they ended her career starting from 2011 onwards because no one wants to be associated with a bunch of ugly, smelly, severely overweight, blatant F******.

      • Rima March 21, 2015

        Nah b**** I just don’t f*** with your ugly WACK ass. You’ve disrespected lil monsters so much b**** if I ever see you im knocking your fat d*** ass out. No one gave two shits about Lana until your bad built ass came on this site stanning for that trash trying to come for the QUEEN OF POP THE GOD OF POP MUSIC.

      • Rosie March 21, 2015

        Queen of pop music where, 2010? F*** is a FAD, dropped 80% in sales, over 100 million in tour gross in just one era and can no longer get ANY award nomination without sucking Tony Bennett’s 88 year old shriveled d***. It’s entire discography is completely forgotten (all of her catalog hits selling less than Lana songs on iTunes), and everyone stopped caring about IT’s “iconic” Oscars performance and wedding engagement in less than a week even though her stans SWORE the GP ~loved~ it again. The definition of a HAS-BEEN.

  24. Rosie March 21, 2015

    Also Raven needs to stop with the faux-blister/lesbian look, it’s tragic. I’ve seen tons of girls her size pull it off on Instagram. She isn’t one of them.

    • Rosie March 21, 2015


  25. Credits March 21, 2015

    The reporter didn’t say Michelle Obama looks like an a** because she is black, he said she looks like and a** because he thinks she looks like an a**. how can we prove that he said that because she is black? Offensive, yes! but racist? I dunno….

    Lil’ Kim was queen b first! Raven spoke the truth! So the hive needs to calm down and accept the truth. You can shut down her Instagram but she is still the 400 million dollar Disney queen.

    • AnnaMaeKeatingsNewWig March 21, 2015

      I knew there would be one lol. Okay so to break it down further; a racist statement doesn’t require the direct mention of a race or nationality to be considered racially offensive.
      An important aspect of racism is how the recipient/audience perceives the offensive comment and the context of said comment – The fact that he chose to dress up in black make-up and contouring, only solidifies the belief that he was being racist to begin with. Many ignorant people make throwaway comments they do not realise are discriminative until they’ve said it, maybe that’s whats happened here… either way he deserves to be fired regardless.

  26. AnnaMaeKeatingsNewWig March 21, 2015

    Anyways Raven you BEEN a fan! That’s So Raven was always playing that tragic bootleg version of Crazy in Love and Raven was always receiving her everlasting life!


  27. DeCarlo March 21, 2015

    Seriously the beyhive are so f****** EXTRA and annoying!! Why are yall so bothered about what people say?? It’s beyond pathetic! Rven called Lil Kim the original queen B! WHO THE F*** CARES ABOUT IT! W

  28. DeCarlo March 21, 2015

    Edit*- Raven called Lil Kim the original queen B, WHO F****** CARES???! ARE YALL THAT BITTER??? Ugh the Beyhive need to have a STADIUM of unfilled seats!!

  29. Rima March 21, 2015

    These Lana stans really need to stop clinging to Beyonce yall look desperate.

    • BeyRihLiyah March 21, 2015

      you need to worry less about lana and more about gaga being relevant again ooops like that is even possible she is now in the same has been boat with s******

      • Rima March 21, 2015

        Oh and this is coming from someone who stans for 3 struggles? Gaga shits on them all her comeback will be insane.

      • BeyRihLiyah March 21, 2015

        @rima your fave is clinging to a 80 year old man though 🙂 without him she would really be even more irrelevant than she is already is

      • Rosie March 21, 2015

        “her comeback will be insane”
        Didn’t you fägs say that exact same thing in 2013?

      • Rima March 21, 2015

        I could’ve sworn I was talking to Dykesie but since you wanna play this fat b****** bodyguard you can get it to.

    • Rosie March 21, 2015

      With the amount of times your obsessed f***** ass mentioned Lana on this site (where nothing has anything to do with her whatsoever, even in F***’s own posts), you could’ve also gotten Ass To Mouth to scan 1 million worldwide by now.

      • Rima March 21, 2015

        Nah b**** the amount of times you cling to Beyonce you would’ve sworn UltraEarRape would’ve outsold GODPOP is it even GOLD yet d***? You b****** need to get Lanas vocals and relevance in check before you come for GODGA.

      • Rosie March 21, 2015

        Ultraviolence went gold earlier this month. Zzz I’m so tired; your dumb ass can’t even properly look up receipts. A quick look on Wikipedia would’ve told you that.
        That alone proves it wasn’t FRONTLOADED like FAGPOP which fell right off the charts after less than six months and 4729 discounts. The piece of s*** received NO acclaim and hasn’t even sold 100K since last April while UV is still charting on the Billboard 200 after nine months and made almost every critics list for 2014.

  30. Teacher( AOTY My Ass) March 21, 2015

    #TeamRaven #TeamKim #OriginalQueenBee #FuckThatCopyCat

    • SLAYRIAH CAREY (TOUR DE FORCE) March 21, 2015

      LMFAOO you’re back! Love your display name and gravatar. Too funny!!

  31. Credits March 21, 2015

    Oh and before anyone calls raven “irrelevant,” cause I know how everybody likes to use that term loosely, don’t forgot that her career spans over 22 years and she had an album out at the age of 5 I think?? when Matthew was still training Beyoncé !! Lol she was on this seasons highest rated show just last week. She is far from being an irrelevant has been.

    • Slay_Hive March 21, 2015

      That’s great for Raven, but she in no where near the status of Beyonce in 2015. Let’s not forget who’s talking about who for a little exposure. 😉

    • RihYonce March 21, 2015

      Please she was only on there for 5 minutes in both episodes all together, other than what has she been doing ?

      • Credits March 22, 2015

        But in those “5 minutes” you noticed that she was there. That’s all….

  32. Rosie March 21, 2015

    Has Rima disappeared? What is this?
    Worldwide iTunes Artist Chart:
    53. Lana Del Rey (no current single or promo)
    92. Marina & The Diamonds
    100. James Newton Howard (Hunger Games score composer)
    115. F***
    122. Borde

  33. Slay_Hive March 21, 2015

    These B****** Thirstyyyyy. I’m Hungarian!!!!

  34. RihYonce March 21, 2015

    It’s obvious that They are both Queen B’s Kim did it first we all know that, but Beyoncé is the Queen B in her own right lil Kim even said that , raven is just trying to get attention I’m really starting not to like her because she knew exact what she was doing & what mess it was going to start when she did that. But I will always love her from that’s so raven she is s huge part of my childhood

  35. Rima March 21, 2015


    • Rosie March 21, 2015

      LMAO f** you sound maad. With the amount of time it took you to come up with this weak ass post. You could’ve bought Ass To Mouth 30,000 more times so it can scan 1 million worldwide.

    • 내가 제일 잘 나가 | Toddy March 22, 2015

      Lol yeh. Fatt is pure trash.

  36. RihYonce March 21, 2015

    & why do people expect Beyoncé to speak out about everything she doesn’t owe anybody a damn thing

  37. Rosie March 21, 2015

    Death at it telling me to kill myself just because I disrespected it’s fanbase. You wouldn’t think iT was a Little Cutter with 99.8% of the comments it leaves on here having to do with alternative artist Lana Del Rey.

    • 내가 제일 잘 나가 | Toddy March 22, 2015

      yawn – like all of the songs on ultraREACH

  38. Blue Ivy Rodriguez March 21, 2015

    Just glad the navy doesn’t follow suit with this kind of behaviour.

    Just because everyone is snatching your faves old dusty wig they want to get mad and drag. Lol

    Not bey getting this type of snatching though


  39. SMH March 21, 2015

    Do beyonce’s fans put this much energy into their education or building up their communities? My guess would be….no. And just so you immature little kids know, any responses to my comment will only be confirmation of what I just said.

    • fatusankoh March 22, 2015

      Don’t worry aboutthat SMH every fan base thouse same thing to defende their stars but when the wounderful behives thouse ityou hatters start bashing us our queen bey is here to stay say God good people and the wounderful behuves long queen bey I am very proud of my fellow behives

  40. Casual-T March 21, 2015

    Leave it to tgj comments. To heck with the First Lady; it’s all about Beyonce.

  41. ontherun March 21, 2015

    Every continent in africa and Europe? ? Wtf id she talking about

  42. anthony March 22, 2015

    First and foremost Raven never shaded King! She hadn’t even mentioned her name when the draggin begun.

    What she did was call lil Kim queen b and reffered to her fans as beehive and then the beyhive got in there feelings for no reason. because beyonce is Queen Bey not Queen B 2. We are called the Beyhive not Beehive. 2 different things. Raven has always said great things about Bey. This is a case of jumping before knowing the story

  43. 내가 제일 잘 나가 | Toddy March 22, 2015

    Lmao Lana and the Lanaholics are one UGLY mother effing depressed fan base.
    It’s so funny how rosie, -the white poverty model- says the monsters bring up lana when in actuality, if you read the fatt’s first comments on a post, she’s always mentioning “f***, fadga, little cutters”.
    She yearns for attention as much as her fad of a fave yearns for grammy.
    Sit fatt

    • Tamartian ƸӜƷ March 22, 2015

      lol you look like your breath smells

    • Rosie March 22, 2015

      Is “fat” the only insult Cutters can come up with (ironic since their fave STAYS looking bloated and one snort away from ODing on coke)? What is this, middle school?
      Didn’t Fad submit like 10 times to the Grammys last year for CHARTBOMB yet absolutely NOTHING from that album got a nom? Kii at her having to cling to someone who is a stairfall away from death to save his career. It is finished.

  44. jasa pengiriman barang cepat March 22, 2015

    It’s so funny how rosie, -the white poverty model- says the monsters bring up lana when in actuality, if you read the fatt’s first comments on a post, she’s always mentioning “f***, fadga, little cutters”.
    She yearns for attention as much as her fad of a fave yearns for grammy.

    • 내가 제일 잘 나가 | Matt Toddy March 22, 2015

      Don’t troll me. My account is linked

      • Tamartian ƸӜƷ March 22, 2015

        lol no-ones trolling your bottom asss, the person is quoting and responding to your comment. lolololol who would want to pretend to b a dusty flipfopping bottom

  45. king March 22, 2015

    she is right in everything she said! so go f yourselves ignorant kids!

  46. fatusankoh March 22, 2015

    She is real lost bashing successful black woman to get notice is sad

  47. ace March 22, 2015

    I’m glad it was finally addressed.lil kim was the first queen b and had the beehive first.beyonce steals a lot of stuff songs styles. Lets not forget nicki stole everything from kim

  48. FutureCIARA March 22, 2015

    I respect Ravens opinions… But she is really borderline trying it, I think she is very smart girl, and knows how to get her name back out there. She is ready to start working again, and what better way to get noticed than to start saying controversial opinions.

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