Rihanna has allegedly dissed Beyonce over the 2017 Grammys snub for Album of the Year nomination. The diss is flimsy at best, and based on Rihanna’s like on a fan’s social media post claiming that the Grammys had “snubbed” her in favor of Beyonce. She has since responded and shut down any potential beef.
The nominations were revealed yesterday for 2017, and Rihanna lost out for Album of the Year. Instead, Beyonce, Adele, Drake, Justin Bieber and country singer Sturgill Simpson made the cut. Her collaboration with Drake, “Work,” was nominated for Record of the Year instead of Song of the Year, but the pop star did receive eight Grammy nods overall.
An Instagram account called TheShadeRoom reported a post that Rihanna liked that had insinuated that she wasn’t nominated for more Grammys because judges didn’t want her “passing” Beyonce’s record.
The 2017 Grammys are slated to be hosted by James Corden and will be aired on Feb. 12.
US Weekly reports Rihanna's response to the rumors, and the Barbadian beauty wrote on the post, "I never actually read your caption, thought the pic was funny and moved right along! Til I seen it pop up over and over! I'm petty af, 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 putting black women against each other! We deserve to be celebrated, and the Grammy Academy agrees!"
In good news for Rihanna, the singer is dominating the list of most streamed artists on Spotify in 2016, and joins Drake, and Justin Bieber. She scored most streamed female artist on the service. Her collaborator on “Work,” Drake, was the most dominant artist on Spotify in 2016, despite the amount of music he had available exclusively on Apple Music.