Taylor Momsen Claims She Didn't Dis Rihanna (VIDEO)

Taylor Momsen Claims She Didn't Dis Rihanna (VIDEO)-photo

Is Taylor Momsen learning to—gasp!—temper her words?

The famously outspoken Gossip Girl actress/Pretty Reckless singer caught flak last week when she seemed to insult Rihanna, telling Spin magazine,

"People think pop is rock, and the lines are getting blurred. Now Rihanna's wearing f****** leather jackets, and it's really annoying."

But while performing at the V Festival in the UK later in the week, Momsen clarified her statement, claiming that she has no hard feelings against the "Rude Boy" singer and going so far as to say that her comments were misrepresented:

"First of all I'd like to say that...it's a misquote. I was arguing the difference between rock vs pop and it's a very pop-oriented world at the moment and that is there is no rock and the people who dress or have guitars in their music...[for] audiences that's the closet thing they have to rock and we are looking to bring back a real rock band and Rihanna, I wasn't insulting Rihanna. Rihanna's great... (Her collaboration with Eminem 'Love the Way You Lie') is awesome. That's a great song."

Check out video of Momsen's explanation below: 

Are you buying Taylor's clarification, or do you think she's just back-pedaling? Let us know in the comments section.

 

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  • Zara
    Zara

    First off, Rihanna started out with an island kind of vibe to her music, which is great ! and her voice definitely suits that genre - which is not to say that she can't experiment and grow as an artist, but we all know that it's the record companies that (in the end) chooses the content for the albums released. Secondly, Taylor Momsen can do whatever she wants to do, it's called freedom of speech. Of course you're not going to like what comes out of her mouth, and the fact that she's only gotten attention for talking sh*t rather than her music speaks for itself. Third - who really gives a sh*t about this anyway? It sticks in your mind for the time that you read the article - and then you move on, so why argue over it?

  • Natalie
    Natalie

    Since when did leather jackets become rockers only apparel? Taylor need to get over herself already.

  • hearts
    hearts

    sweetie let me tell u something about rihanna ok, if she cant sing how did she become famous because i know she is not a actess nor a model. STOP BEING JEALOUS Talent doesn't matter anymore.Half of these singers can't sing or write thier own songs. I think Rihanna is a decent singer, but she doesn't write her music and her latest album has alot of studio editing. That and most people don't know what good music sounds like anymore. I'm not saying she's untalented, becuase she is, it's just that her being good looking probably had alot to do with her rise to fame. And I really hate it when people say "stop being jealous, hater" because for the most part, People are not jealous, they just don't like her. Not everyone is going to like everyone or have nice things to say,it's just reality. I do think there are some haters(like outta nowhere calling someone a fat whore), but annabanana56 just speaks her mind openly.

  • hearts
    hearts

    I think Taylor has a better live voice than Rihanna, Rihanna always sounds strained and tired. but thier vocies work for thier genre. And Taylor is right, the line between rock and pop is getting blurred and it shouldn't be. Pop singers, like Rihanna, have guitars and leather outfits and talk about being "rock stars" when they sing pop music.

  • annabannana56
    annabannana56

    omg what is wrong with u lady, what the f**K did she do to u that makes u hate her. HATERS ARE ALWAYS JEALOUS SO STOP BEING ONE..... I'm not jealous.Just because you don't have stronger arguments against me,doesn't mean I'm jealous. Me? Nothing personally? Music? A big whole.

  • annabannana56
    annabannana56

    sweetie let me tell u something about rihanna ok, if she cant sing how did she become famous because i know she is not a actess nor a model. STOP BEING JEALOUS OK,I see you don't get it...Why would I be jealous of her? I have my life and I don't want anybody's else....Because my life is great for me.OK? You got that right? I'm not jealous. 2nd How is she famous? Let me tell you how today's show-business works: Talent? Who gives a crap about talent? Good looks? YES. Stupid pop-y radio friendly songs that teenage girls can listen to? YES.Scandals? YES. And because of people like you,who don't understand the concept of making money in Hollywood,quality of music is LOW. And its getting lower day by day....

  • BRITNEY
    BRITNEY

    My friend was on her concert and she said that she was horrible.She just danced around like a slut. omg what is wrong with u lady, what the f**K did she do to u that makes u hate her. HATERS ARE ALWAYS JEALOUS SO STOP BEING ONE.....

  • katy
    katy

    1st thing you spelled ''Rihanna'' wrong....Second Rihannah cannot song. Do you even know what they do in the studio? They make singers sound really good. I've heard her singing live and she sucks. sweetie let me tell u something about rihanna ok, if she cant sing how did she become famous because i know she is not a actess nor a model. STOP BEING JEALOUS

  • bikiniclad
    bikiniclad

    She needs to get over herself that's for sure

  • Sarah
    Sarah

    backpeddling. as hard as she can.

  • annabannana56
    annabannana56

    I wish people would stop encouraging her bitchiness. She thinks she so much better than everyone. I love her music, but seriously, f*ck HER! SHE IS SUCH A BITCH! like honestly her attitude makes me not wanna listen to her music. Rihanna is a great singer, I heard her in concert, and she was AMAZING! My friend was on her concert and she said that she was horrible.She just danced around like a slut.

  • Kaylie
    Kaylie

    I wish people would stop encouraging her bitchiness. She thinks she so much better than everyone. I love her music, but seriously, f*ck HER! SHE IS SUCH A BITCH! like honestly her attitude makes me not wanna listen to her music. Rihanna is a great singer, I heard her in concert, and she was AMAZING!

  • jj
    jj

    yeah taylor youre the real deal......this little girl knows nothing about music.

  • annabannana56
    annabannana56

    You cannot say Rhianna can't sing just listen to her in 'love the way you lie' You may not like her style I admit I prefer Taylor's rock to any type of pop but Rhianna is an amazing singer Don't hate on her like that it's stupid. 1st thing you spelled ''Rihanna'' wrong....Second Rihannah cannot song. Do you even know what they do in the studio? They make singers sound really good. I've heard her singing live and she sucks.

  • smiley
    smiley

    Don't be a pussy Taylor. Rihanna can't sing and you know it. So why don't you tell people THE TRUTH? Maybe because you just can't handle the media criticism? I'm disappointed. You cannot say Rhianna can't sing just listen to her in 'love the way you lie' You may not like her style I admit I prefer Taylor's rock to any type of pop but Rhianna is an amazing singer Don't hate on her like that it's stupid.

  • WAHHOOO
    WAHHOOO

    You cannot say Rhianna can't sing just listen to her in 'love the way you lie' You may not like her style I admit I prefer Taylor's rock to any type of pop but Rhianna is an amazing singer Don't hate on her like that it's stupid. you are soo right. In fact I think Rhianna's voice is way better it's got so much more soul, strength and depth. I'm not saying I don't like Taylor's music but Rhianna is a better singer.

  • annabannana56
    annabannana56

    Don't be a pussy Taylor. Rihanna can't sing and you know it. So why don't you tell people THE TRUTH? Maybe because you just can't handle the media criticism? I'm disappointed.

 

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