Rihanna Denies Throwing Shade at Beyoncé After Grammys Snub

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Rihanna created a frenzy amongst several fandoms when she liked a post on Instagram that alleged that the Grammys were playing favorites with Beyoncé.

Everything started when our favorite Bad Gal double-tapped on a photo from a fan account called @RihannaGang_, who shared an image of the “Work” singer alongside a caption blasting the Grammys for leaving Anti out of major categories like Album of the Year. The post claimed that the Grammys didn’t want to nominate Rih for more categories because then she would’ve tied — or surpassed — Bey and her album, Lemonade, in the numbers of nods received.

When the Beyhive and the Navy perceived the like as shade, things got ugly and Rihanna had to eventually step in to clear the air. Explaining that she only liked the post because of the amusing picture, Rihanna explained that she was in no way coming after Queen Bey.

“I never actually read your caption, thought the pic was funny and moved right along!” Rihanna wrote in the comments. “I’m petty af, yes. But this is just unnecessary! I wish y’all would drop this topic and see things from the bigger picture! We don’t need to be putting black women against each other!”

As previously reported, Beyoncé became the most nominated woman in Grammy Awards history when she received nine nods for the 2017 ceremony, totaling a whopping a whopping 62 nominations in her entire career. She is currently only eight golden gramophones away to becoming the most decorated Grammy winner of all time.

Meanwhile, Rihanna has received eight nominations, including Record of the Year and Best R&B Performance.

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