Rihanna and Azealia Banks were involved in a heated social media feud over the weekend. The dispute, which included phone number revelations and barbs, started over Rihanna’s commentary on President Donald Trump’s controversial immigration ban.
“Rihanna (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,” Banks wrote on Instagram. “Stop chastising the president. It’s stupid and pathetic to watch. All of these confused people confuse other confused people.”
Rihanna, who said she was “disgusted” by Trump’s ban, responded with shade of her own, posting a photo of herself. “the face you make when you a immigrant,” she wrote, before addressing the fact that Banks has admitted to sacrificing chickens in her home. “#stayawayfromthechickens #iheartnuggets #saveourhens.”
Rihanna also posted a photograph of a person with the U.S. flag covering their face. “the face you make when you screaming in an empty room,” she added.
But the feud didn’t end there. Azealia then shared RiRi’s alleged phone number and added the caption: “Bombs away!” The post was later deleted and the number was disconnected. Still, the bad blood boiled as Banks released a video calling Rihanna “dumb” and offering to make her chicken nuggets.
Meanwhile, Rihanna is promoting education in Malawi. The singer took photos and played soccer with kids in the African country this week. Posting a video of herself on the soccer field with children, she wrote: “Today’s lit af! Played soccer on a dirt field with the most beautiful kids in Mchingi, Northern Malawi.”
That’s not all. This morning (Jan. 30), RiRi also shared the first official photo of the cast of the upcoming Ocean’s Eight film, which is currently in post-production.