Rihanna and Teyana Taylor Get in Twitter War—Get the Catty Details

Singer mocks up-and-comer's cover of Anita Baker's song, but it doesn't stop there

By Rebecca Macatee Sep 25, 2013 12:46 PMTags
Rihanna, Teyana TaylorSamir Hussein/WireImage, Ben Rose/Getty Images

Rihanna is one woman who always speaks her mind.

The 25-year-old singer was seemingly not impressed by Teyana Taylor's cover of R&B legend Anita Baker's "Caught in the Rapture." Taylor, a 22-year-old up-and-comer signed to Kanye West's GOOD label—Instagrammed a heartfelt clip of herself singing the song on Sept. 11. Not quite two weeks later, on Tuesday, Sept. 24, Rihanna shared a video of her male stylist, wearing a wig seemingly emulating Teyana's trademark long wavy locks and butchering the same portion of Anita's song.

Teyana fired back, tweeting (and later deleting), "petty is petty and shade is shade, bitch knew what the f--k she was doing." She also wrote (and yes, deleted afterwards), "WHY IS THE NAVY LETTIN MY 'IRRELEVANT' ASS GET THEM SO UPSET? YOU MAD OR NAH? MATTER FACT HOW DID YALL FIND MY 'IRRELEVENT' TWITTERPAGE? LOL." (As you know, Rihanna's fans as known as the Rihanna Navy.)

Teyana even seemingly took a dig at Rihanna's private life, tweeting (and OMG, deleting—again), "90 million dollars & 90 million ni--as diving in that bitch box."

Rihanna fired back, tweeting (and deleting), "I REFUSE to help your career…you will NOT get an @ from me! Not til you pay me! #nomorefreepormo #iRefuse."

She then tweeted simply (and hallelujah, has not yet deleted it), "I hate broke bitches."

Ladies, ladies, ladies…Can't we all just get along? And for that matter, stand by your tweets.