TLC Rips Rihanna A New One, And She Rips Them A New One Back
Fact: Rihanna likes to tromp around half-naked. Take for instance how she showed up at the CFDA Fashion Awards this past Monday in a completely see-through fishnet dress. Or better, consider the way she posed face down, bottom up (while bottomless, we might add) for a photo shoot back in April. Guys tend to like this propensity for the nude, but girls not so much. TLC members Tionne ‘T-Boz’ Watkins and Rozonda ‘Chilli’ Thomas especially dislike it!
During an appearance on Channel 7’s Sunrise Australia television program, the TLC members lambasted Rihanna, going so far as to accuse her of utilizing sex to flip records, reports the Daily Mail:
“Every time I see you, you don’t have to be naked. We became the biggest girl selling group of all time with our clothes on and that says a lot. We could go around too with booby cakes [breasts] out all day long. It’s easy to sell sex… It’s hard for us to say anything because any time we do, they say, ‘Oh, TLC must be jealous,’ but I call a spade a spade.”
Those are what we in the business call fighting words. And a fight is exactly what these words sparked!
Rihanna immediately fired back by changing her Twitter header image to one that featured both TLC singers T-Boz and Chilli topless, just barely covering their bosoms with their hands.
She then upped the ante even further by tweeting the following:
When there’s no changing the fact that I’m me, and they’re well…they’re them. pic.twitter.com/RCF4TqxN69
— Rihanna (@rihanna) June 6, 2014
This is not the first time Rihanna has become embroiled in beef with other female rappers. Not even close to the first! This case with TLC is in fact one of many similar beefs that have erupted in the past few years.
According to NY Daily News, back in September 2013, G.O.O.D. singer Teyana Taylor shared a video on Instagram of her singing one of Rihanna’s songs. This seems like a nice thing for a fan to do, right? Well, Rihanna took it the wrong way and decided to respond by making her male stylist dress up like Teyana and sing the same song.
According to Perez Hilton, Rihanna got catty with Ciara after the R&B singer complained to Joan Rivers that Rihanna “wasn’t the nicest.” Here’s the crazy thing: they continued beefing for another two years!
Regardless, in this particular case, the TLC members have yet to respond to Rihanna’s own response. Hopefully, for the sake of entertainment news, they will soon enough.
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