Rihanna grabbed eight Grammy Awards nominations this week, although fans of the Barbadian superstar were miffed at the omission of her ANTI album from the Album of the Year category. An Instagram post digging at the snub and its supposed threat to Beyoncé‘s Lemonade snagging the coveted award was liked by the singer, but she insists that her Rihanna Navy will not be pitting her against the formidable BeyHive.
An Instagram post by a Rihanna fan took umbrage with the fact that ANTI wasn’t mentioned in the category, even going so far to suggest that the Academy had a stake in protecting Beyoncé’s chances to win the top award. After Rihanna liked the post, it began to spread across social media that there was beef of some sort between the ladies.
But that tune soon changed once Rihanna herself posted to the page to clear up any confusion on the matter.
“I’m petty af, yes. But this is just unnecessary!” wrote Rihanna in response. “I wish y’all would drop this topic and see things from the bigger picture! We don’t need to be putting Black woman against each other!”
So those of you hoping for a bikini-clad mud fight will have to put their dreams on pause for this imagined tiff.