WHILE RIHANNA IS CELEBRATED FOR HER ENDLESS POP MUSIC HITS, SHE IS ALSO KNOWN FOR BEING THE QUEEN OF PETTY.
The ‘Bad Gal RiRi’ — as she is known on Instagram — is one a very few international celebrities who speaks her mind and never backs down from being a keyboard warrior.
Other celebs try to do the same thing, but aren’t we’ll versed in the art of reading someone or throwing expert shade.
As Rihanna regularly demonstrates that the art of an effective clap backs comes from it being funny, smart and needs to take you a minute to receive it.
In honour of Rihanna turning the big three zero, here’s five times Rihanna read someone for filth:
1. Ciara vs Rihanna
During an appearance on the Fashion Police, Ciara mentioned that Rih “wasn’t the nicest” when she saw her at an industry party.
Rihanna then replied:
My bad ci, did I 4get to tip u? #howrudeofme
— Rihanna (@rihanna) February 26, 2011
Trust me Rhianna u dont want to see me on or off the stage
— Ciara (@ciara) February 26, 2011
And then Rihanna finishing her tweeting: “U gangsta huh? Haaa…Good luck with bookin that stage u speak of.”
2. TLC vs Rihanna
The now two-women R&B group appeared on an Australian morning show where they talked how easy it is for women in the music industry to “to sell sex”.
Behind them, an image of Rihanna in her iconic Swarovski-crystal-encrusted Adam Selman gown flashed with her breasts on full display.
Rihanna clearly heard about this and swiftly changed her Twitter header to an image of TLC half-naked covering their breasts and her avi to Kanye licking an ice cream.
She also tweeted out this:
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
3. Kendall Jenner vs Rihanna
The model of the Kardashian-Jenner clan sent out a very innocent tweet stating that if Rihanna doesn’t perform ‘Complicated’ that she will be very upset.
Rihanna then replied: “We’ll don’t come”.
4. Azealia Banks vs Rihanna
The controversial rapper has had a history of starting beefs with fellow female musicians and while most just ignore her, Rihanna was in a petty mood and swiftly came for Azealia Banks’ throat.
Rihanna simply tweeted out that she was “disgusted” by US President Donald Trump’s executive order banning immigrants.
Banks then in inserted herself into the conversation stating:
“As far as Rih (who isn’t a citizen, and can’t vote) and all the rest of the celebrities who are using their influence to stir the public, you lot really REALLY need to shut up and sit down.”
Rihanna then posted an array of photos on Instagram with one teasing Banks who posted a video of herself slaughtering chickens as part of a ritual.
The thing turned ugly with both stars tweeting out each other’s numbers with Rih ending the fight with this image.
5. Karrueche Tran vs Rihanna
During the love triangle phase with Rihanna, Chris Brown and Karrueche Tran, the Bad Gal had little to no time for Tran and would frequently throw shade at her.
The best moment, however, was when Rihanna posted this image on Instagram making fun of Tran’s appearance.