Did Jessie J Throw Shade at Rihanna on Twitter?
It seems like not a day goes by that Rihanna isn’t embroiled in some sort of Twitter drama, but it turns out the latest installment of it isn’t her fault. Jessie J was believed to have been mocking the Bajan beauty over the microblogging site, which didn’t sit well with the Rihanna Navy.
In a series of since deleted tweets, Jessie J not-so-subtly judged people who pose nude on Instagram and who also post photos of themselves smoking. Sound like anyone familiar?
“I’m bored… Maybe I should get naked and smoke and take pictures of myself and post them on instagram? Or NOT… *rolls eyes*,” Jessie wrote (via Entertainment Wise). While a lot of people do those things, it’s hard not to think it was at least a little bit pointed, right?
Rihanna’s fans responded furiously, writing, “So I used to really like and respect @JessieJ but I no longer do.” Another posted, “Jessie j should stay in her lane, who is she to be sending for rihanna lol?” Ouch on all counts!
Jessie was quick to backpedal away from her comments and deny that they were aimed at any starlet specifically. “Hahaha my TL is hilarious. My last tweet about Instagram sadly wasn’t an indirect at anyone in particular,” she wrote. “There is definitely more than 1 person posting those kind of pictures. Hence my tweet.”
She added, “I’m going to be honest. My tweet about Instagram was NOT aimed at anyone in particular. But I will openly say the amount of pictures including men and woman nude and girls and guys promoting smoking drugs on the internet these days is a lot,” she vented. “Feels like the boundaries are disappearing. It’s become fashionable and in my opinion its too much. Call me what you want but that’s MY opinion and I’m entitled to one.”
While Jessie’s entitled to her opinion, fans and followers are entitled, similarly, to interpret her subtweets however they see fit. And in this case, they did seem pretty well aimed at RiRi.
For her part, Rihanna hasn’t commented — which is a refreshing, more mature side of the songstress. Maybe if she showed maturity more often, Jessie wouldn’t have anything to say about her!
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