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No Grammy feud between Rihanna and Beyonce, move along

By | Published on Thursday 8 December 2016


So it turns out that there is no feud between Rihanna and Beyonce over their Grammy nominations because OH MY GOD SHUT UP.

The nominations for the 2017 Grammys came out this week. You probably noticed. Beyonce is up for nine awards, while Rihanna is up for a measly eight.

That’s eight nominations, when it clearly should have been ten. Why isn’t Rihanna up for Song Of The Year and Album Of The Year? Huh? Huh? Conspiracy, right? The shady Grammy people didn’t want Rihanna to have more nominations than Beyonce, so they fixed it. Obviously.

This was a theory put forward by a Rihanna fan account on Instagram following the nominations announcement. A post that Rihanna herself subsequently liked. Which everyone took to be proof that she believes the conspiracy theory to be true, because if there’s one thing that we can all be certain of in the modern age, it’s people’s intentions when they press a reaction button on social media.

It’s alright though, turns out there might be one or two situations where that is not the case. A hoohaa having erupted, Rihanna returned to clarify her ‘like’, writing: “I never actually read your caption, [just] thought the pic was funny and moved right along! I’m petty as fuck, 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 pitting black women against each other! We deserve to be celebrated, and the Grammy Academy agrees!”

Oh wait, so being a female popstar isn’t a competition, and they aren’t all spending their days wishing each other dead? Well, this is quite the revelation.