R&B singer Ray J has reportedly sparked a serious onslaught of anger and sadness from an Instagram user after comparing her to someone from blockbuster hit Planet of the Apes.
Buzz behind the social media drama has started to scatter across the Internet.
Ray J Instagrammed the above photo Friday, writing the caption, “I usually don’t go this hard but … This chick look exactly like a character on Planet of the Apes.” He has since deleted the post — but the fan he targeted (a woman named Tina Chastang) tells TMZ, she was mortified when he singled her out on his page. In fairness, Tina admits she egged Ray J on a little, posting inflammatory comments on his Instagram like, “Ray J you are irrelavant. Why dont you stop worry about Kim Kardashian. Why dont you talk about you being gay.” But she insists he didn’t fight fair. (TMZ)
Despite the user’s demand for an apology, reports claim Ray J’s camp view her as an aggressor.
Tina tells us, she’s just one voice out of millions of fans — thousands of whom trash talk Ray J on the daily — but he made a mockery of her on a global scale. Tina wants an apology. Sources close to Ray J tell us, “This girl is an Instagram bully. She’s been making negative comments on everything Ray J posts for months. He’s been trying to take the high road, but finally decided he needed to give her a taste of her own medicine.” (TMZ)
Outside of social media craziness, Ray talked about having the upmost respect toward ex-girlfriend Kim Kardashian’s fiancé Kanye West last year.
“Yeah, he’s a great dude,” Ray said in an interview when asked if he had ever met Ye before. “I have nothing but respect. Even in these interviews I don’t really go into a lot of detail about that situation because it’s not my place to. For me it’s staying focused on the concept at hand and to me that’s Ray J, that’s this wild lifestyle that we live and the experiences that we have within this lifestyle.” (The Boom Box)
The R&B crooner sparked headlines after dropping his “I Hit It First” track last spring.
“Big homie,” Ray said in an interview. “It’s just a record, yo. You know what I’m saying? They’re putting a hundred on fifty. You know? It’s a song. It’s not about [Kim], it’s about a concept, you know what I’m saying? People going way too deep. They just gotta keep it on the surface. I’m not trying to create no war. It’s all love, it’s just music. [laughs] I think people digging into it too deep. Like, it’s a song, we just having fun. We not on that, we not on ‘that’ situation. We just making music. … [Have I ran into KimYe?] Never. Yo, it’s not like that. Just bring it back to the song. … It’s not a war, it’s not a diss song.” (Hot 97)