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This week we learned that Teyana Taylor is not the one to sit back and take shade. This Good Music songstress clapped back at Rihanna for writing a series of subliminal tweets and posting a video poking fun of singing abilities.
Teyana opened up about her 140-character feud during an interview on New York’s Hot 97 radio today. She called Ri Ri a cyber bully and said “her fans are loud and they condone her behavior.”
“I really do think she’s a cyber bully. I really do,” Tey said. “I think she has dope music. I’m not no hater. Dope music is dope music. She’s a pretty girl, but that don’t mean you can just bully everybody. It don’t work like that.”
“I really don’t understand,” she continued. “I’ve been in the studio recording my album, minding my business, staying focused or whatever. One day, which was yesterday, I randomly was on my Instagram page and I had heard that she made a video. I’m not following her on Instagram so I didn’t get a chance to see it. I went to Twitter and someone sent me the video. I felt it was really harsh.”
“She knew what she was doing. I know her very well and I made that very clear in my tweet,” she added. “I think that her fans are loud and they condone her behavior. She does this to everybody and it’s not always fun and games all the time. You do it. You get away with it. You tried me. You clap and I clapped back. That’s what that was. You didn’t think that it would go as far as it did but you can’t do that with everybody.”
Teyana concluded the interview but giving her frenemy some much-needed advice: “One day you’re gonna bark up the wrong tree.”
Listen to full interview below, then click through the slides to find five other celebs accused of being cyber bullies.