Grammy-winning singer Rihanna has the Internet in an uproar after posting an Instagram photo heading into the weekend which suggests she is throwing a shot at her Roc Nation boss Jay-Z‘s wife, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter.
Buzz on the so-called subliminal diss bubbled across the Internet Saturday (March 30).
In Fabolous hashtag fashion, the “Diamonds” singer peppered her caption with some shade seemingly aimed at Bey, who claimed “I’m the number one chick, ain’t need no hype” in her latest track “Bow Down/ I Been On.” “I only know how to be number 1!! I could use a challenge…,” Rih wrote on IG. “How dat feel down there on ya knees, Huh?!” #gunzindamuthaphuckinair #allmyniggazNavi #controlyourheauxz #heauxzBeAckinUp #yesimeantAckin #catchup #phuckyouandyourtimedifference #walkupindisbitchlikeiownaheaux #fromtheleftsideofanisland #tuh” She then posted a flick of the blurb with the caption, “It’s only March people… #2013isalreadyowned #staytuned #MoneyOvaBitchez.” (VIBE)
Coincidentally, both female stars were spotted hanging out at a pre-Grammy Awards party last month.
Jay-Z and Beyonce sat tightly with Solange. Kelly Rowland embraced Beyonce with a huge hug. And Rihanna spilled some of her drink laughing with Rowland. Music’s top stars attended the annual pre-Grammy Roc Nation and Nokia brunch Saturday at the Soho House. Grammy nominee Miguel, Timbaland, Jill Scott and Kylie Mingoue also attended the exclusive event. Jay-Z is one of six acts nominated for six awards at Sunday’s Grammys. Rihanna is up for three trophies, and Beyonce is nominated for one award. (Huffington Post)
If the Instagram is in fact a diss, RiRi will have to get in line behind fellow R&B singer Keyshia Cole who took a swing at Bey a few weeks ago.
“Can’t stand when people all self righteous when it’s convenient it makes them look good. Lmao! But can still talk sh*t when convenient 2 FOH,” Cole tweeted.
“I done kept it real from the start! #RespectTHAT”
“First “Women need to Stick together” now b*tches better Bow. Smh. But it’s all G! Chicks stay shooting the sh*t. … http://tmi.me/OnGp7″
“How am i hating? no Mamm or sir. whatever u may be. No H8 RT @GothamsKnight_: damn @KeyshiaCole hating on everybody” (Keyshia Cole’s Twitter)
A new Houston-themed “I Been On” remix premiered online Friday (March 29).
The “I Been On” remix features a roll call of Houston notables, with Z-Ro, Scarface, Willie D, Slim Thug and Lil’ Keke joining Bun B. He dedicated the remix to the other half of rap group UGK, Pimp C, who died in December 2007, as well as the late DJ Screw. Credit Screw for the Southern-specific sound that perhaps shocked listeners the most when the song first dropped. Beyoncé’s original ending verse stays in place. With her swag in full attack, Bey finishes out the chopped and screwed track. “Shout out to Pimp C/You know we used to sneak and listen to that UGK,” she raps, after mentioning that she was in a Willie D music video at 14 years old. The message: Don’t question her street cred. (MTV)