Just when we thought twitter was at peace. Just when we forgot about Chris’s random media rant, excepted the genius behind Kendrick’s verse, and excused Gucci Mane for his ridiculous “whistle blowing”, the bell rings and in one corner stands Rihanna and in the next stands Teyana Taylor. This verbal explosion came as a complete surprise to us all and had our attention glued to each of their timelines.
If you somehow lived under a rock a couple of days ago and don’t know what happened, here you go: Rihanna posted an Instagram video with her hairstylist badly singing Anita Baker’s, “Rapture”. In the video, the hairstylist is wearing a long curly wig, Jordans, and a snapback. The shade behind this, is that a week before hand, Teyana posted a video on her Instagram singing the same exact song. Well, Miss Teyana realized the shade thrown her way and wasn’t having it. She immediately called Rihanna and her bullying and petty ways. The two went back and forth all afternoon.
As entertaining as this was, these two ladies are trendsetters in their own right and should be coming together instead of pulling each other apart. After all, Rihanna and Teyana do have a lot in common.
These starlets don’t only shine in their music, but they also light up the silver screen. Rihanna and Teyana have a few movies under their belts, adding actress to their resumes. Rihanna screen debut was in the 2012 action film, Battleship. The movie grossed over $300 million dollars. She later played herself in a cameo appearance in the 2013’s comedy, This is the End. Rumor has it that she is working on another film. Teyana made her acting debut in movie sequel, Stomp the Yard 2: Home Coming and known for her hilarious role as Sabrina in Tyler Perry’s “Madea’s Big Happy Family, which grossed over $50 million dollars.
Handling Beef With A Smile
This might be the first time we have seen these two go at each other but Teyana and Rihanna aren’t strangers to their beef with others. Teyana is known to quickly pop off on those who try her on a few occasions. Last year, Teyana brawled with a stripper by the name of Strawberry at club Liv in Miami. No one knows the reason for the fight but specs say Strawberry approached Teyana’s section innocently, words were exchanged and then the all-night brawl began; resulting in two separate fights and shattered windows. This isn’t all for Miss Taylor. In 2011, Teyana fought her director in the set of Gangs of Roses 2. Rumored has it that the two got into a heated argument, which got physical; resulting in injuries to Teyana’s nose and mouth. Rihanna might not get as physical as Teyana but she has no problem “shading” and making fun of those who also try her. Victim number one is Karrueche. It is obvious that these two are odds with each other. There are constant subliminal tweets between the two, and we all understand why. Victim number 2 is Ciara. No one knows why these girls retracted their claws against each other but they are definite enemies.
Chris Brown Factor
The one major connection that these two girls have is Chris Brown. We don’t have to linger on the relationship between Chris and Rihanna. The on again off again romance between the two have been the talk of all 2010. Who was there with him thru it all? Teyana. Some people might not know that Chris and Teyana are the best of friends. Especially after the Rihanna situation, Teyana has had Chris’s back in interviews, twitter, blogs. Although there has been rumors about them having intimate relations, Teyana and Chris always kept it platonic and insisted on their sisterly and brotherly love for one another. Teyana even got into a physical altercation in with a female after the female made comment about Chris (about Rihanna). Teyana of course wasn’t having that and ended up punching home girl in the face and proceeding to beat her up. Teyana is one heck of a friend.
Building A Brand
We all fell in love with Rihanna’s MAC collection. RiRi Woo has become a staple in almost every girls’ makeup bag. She has already released her fall line and it looks even better. Teyana might not have her own full collection, but she is a part of KA’OIR #SuperKute cosmetic campaign. Teyana is the face of the lipstick “Harlem Knight”; a bright blue lip color paying homage to her home town. The ventures don’t end there. Teyana is known for her boyish swag and love of sneakers. She partnered with Adidas and created her own sneaker called “Harlem GLC”. Rihanna, on the other hand, is known for her flirty and seductive style, thus the creation of “River Island”.
Jay Z Kanye Mentors
Jay-Z and Kanye are great friends and business partners; having ties with both Rihanna and Teyana. Rihanna is managed by Roc Nation; making her a Kanye label mates. Songs like “All of the Lights” and “Diamonds (remix)” show the success and chemistry the two have working together. Teyana is the first lady of G.O.O.D. Music, Kanye’s label. Teyana always admits her love for Jay-Z and gushes about him nicknaming her “Lil’ Swags”; not to mention appearing in Jay’s Blue Magic video in 2007. Listen, these two are right under two of the most influential names in music. All should be forgiven. Rihanna and Teyana took heed from their bosses (Kanye and Jay Z) and looked for ways to brand themselves. The two began developing their own business ventures; cosmetics being one of them.