The Time That Rihanna Called Out A Fan For Bringing Up Her Rival’s Dead Grandmother Has Resurfaced Online Amid The Nicki Minaj And Megan Thee Stallion Beef

Rihanna’s DM to a fan who went too far amid her 2013 feud with Teyana Taylor has resurfaced after it was reported that the cemetery where Megan’s mother is laid to rest had upped their security following threats from Nicki’s fans.

This article mentions child sex abuse and rape. 

As you are probably aware, things erupted between Nicki Minaj and Megan Thee Stallion last week — with many believing that Nicki went too far.

Closeup of Nicki Minaj

Fast-forward to last month, and Megan released her new single “Hiss,” which includes the lyric: “These hoes don't be mad at Megan / These hoes mad at Megan's Law."

Closeup of Megan Thee Stallion

However, Nicki took it as a slight against her husband and brother, who are both convicted sex offenders.

Closeup of Nicki Minaj

So, while Nicki wasn’t even mentioned in “Hiss,” she took Megan’s reference to “Megan’s Law” incredibly personally, and went on a social media rampage against the rapper in retaliation.

Closeup of Nicki Minaj

Some of Nicki’s dedicated fans, known as Barbz, then threatened to go to the cemetery to deface the grave, with TMZ reporting earlier this week that the cemetery in question had notified local authorities and increased security personnel in light of the threats.

Closeup of Megan Thee Stallion

And before long, people were comparing the messy situation to the infamous feud between Rihanna and Teyana Taylor more than a decade ago.

But when Rihanna’s fans mobilized against Teyana online, RiRi stepped in when she saw tweets that she felt crossed a line.

In December 2014, a fan shared screenshots of DMs that they had received from their idol after they tweeted about Teyana’s dead grandmother.

Screenshot of a message from Rihanna

“Not childish! Just hurtful and wrong! If you said that shit about Dolly, I couldn’t fuck wit you! Y’all gotta know the difference between stanning and fuck shit,” Rihanna retorted, with Dolly the nickname of the star’s grandmother who died in 2012.

Screenshot of messages between Rihanna and a fan

The star was widely praised for calling out her fan at the time, and people have been left just as impressed after the screengrabs resurfaced on X this week in light of Nicki’s feud with Megan.

Rihanna’s reaction when fans were bringing up the fact that Teyana Taylor’s grandmother passed >>> this is how you control your fans

— Zé Taylor (@thezetaylor) February 1, 2024
Twitter / Via Twitter: @thezetaylor

“Rihanna’s reaction when fans were bringing up the fact that Teyana Taylor’s grandmother passed >>> this is how you control your fans,” one person tweeted as they shared the screenshots on Thursday.

The tweet has since been seen more than a million times, racking up 10s of thousands of likes and retweets as other users shared their agreement.

“No hate but i wish Nicki could see this and learn,” one person said in response. Another added: “A queen really knows how to tame and correct her fans. That's literally royal behavior from her highness.”

“Luv that she said ‘not childish just wrong,’” somebody else pointed out. “Bc they luv to hide behind that like they don’t know what they’re doing / saying.”

“If u need someone to tell u it’s wrong to bring up dead relatives then u just need to get offline period,” one more agreed

Rihanna and Teyana have since put their beef behind them, and in 2018, they even posed together at Coachella — but only time will tell whether Nicki and Megan are able to follow suit.

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