Rihanna Claps Back at Beyonce for 'Bow Down' Song, Beyonce Responds?


Rihanna Claps Back at Beyonce for ‘Bow Down’ Song, Beyonce Responds?

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Photo Credit: @badgalriri Instagram

Photo Credit: @badgalriri Instagram

By: Taren Vaughan

Rihanna shading Beyonce’ now? Many would argue that Beyonce’ and Rihanna are holding down the top spots when it comes to female entertainers in the game at the moment . Beyonce’s 2013 was set to be a great one before it began as the superstar singer put on a highly praised performance at the Super Bowl, graced the cover of major publications, landed a multimillion dollar endorsement deal with Pepsi and is now the new face of H&M. As for Rihanna, she has snagged her first number one album, cosmetic endorsement deals , started up her own clothing line and landed on some mag covers as well. One thing for sure that can be said about Bey and Ri Ri is that they are both artists have some of the most loyal fans in the business that will go to bat for them when anyone even thinks about talking slick about them, Keyshia Cole feeling the wrath of the BeyHive after she dissed Beyonce’ over her new ‘Bow Down’ track, Beyonce not being at all fazed about what Keyshia had to say.While Rihanna didn’t speak on the song when it initially dropped, the shade that she threw Beyonce’s way caused all kinds of anger to erupt through Beyonce’s fans.

Rihanna’s main target for awhile was Chris Brown‘s ex-girlfriend Karrueche Tran, and Chris too from time to time when he pisses her off, but more recently she has dug up her supposed buried beef with Ciara after her and her best friend clowned Ci for her bathroom singing of her song ‘Body Party’. Now Rihanna has come straight for Beyonce, posting the image of an article printed about her being named Britain’s most influential pop star. And says that she could use a challenge:

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rihanna shades beyonce on instagram

And she wasn’t done there:

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rihanna shades beyonce on instagram

As soon as the BeyHive saw the shade, they went IN (Read from bottom to top):


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Shortly after Rihanna caused the BeyHive to go completely off, Beyonce posted what looks to be a subtle response to Rihanna’s post on her Instagram account, showing off her and her daughter Blue Ivy Carter’s matching chairs for her sold out ‘The Mrs. Carter Show’ world tour that caused stampedes at ticket offices. Sure, it’s not blatant, but Beyonce’s shade never is. In fact, we think she’s one of the best at throwing shade because it isn’t so obvious. Either way, the picture she posted was a reminder of just how “boss” she is and that she has no worries:


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Trust that a BeyHive vs. Navy fan war is on deck.


  1. Ratchet Queen

    March 30, 2013 at 12:09 pm

    I was waiting for y’all to post this. *pulls up lawn chair & sits*

  2. Troll

    March 30, 2013 at 12:12 pm

    Umm is Rihanna serious? Ma’am, it took you SEVEN years to get a number one album. That’s pathetic. Your Grammy count isn’t even all that yet and you took your abusive boyfriend back, even after he was creeping with his ex and was caught several times. Not to mention you didn’t get big until Chris molly whopped you. You’re big because of sympathy. And it’s running out.

    • Anonymous

      March 30, 2013 at 12:36 pm


  3. Oprah's Wig

    March 30, 2013 at 12:13 pm

    LOL Rihanna is hilarious. She’s feeling herself a little too much. This cracker jack list from the UK means nothing. Absolutely nothing.

  4. Ha

    March 30, 2013 at 12:15 pm

    It looks like Rihanna’s breath stinks in that picture. She needs to start brushing her tongue when she brushes her teeth.

    • Lisa

      March 30, 2013 at 12:25 pm


    • Anonymous

      March 30, 2013 at 2:34 pm

      LMAO!!!!! No comment on the subject at hand though?

      • incognegro

        March 30, 2013 at 6:59 pm

        And there you have it.

      • Ha

        March 30, 2013 at 7:18 pm

        There’s no need for me to comment. Beyonce’s entire household has already achieved more than Rihanna has. Blue Ivy included. Rihanna thinks all those hit singles mean she’s good. She needs to call up Lady Gaga and ask her how that worked out for her…

        • Keekee

          March 31, 2013 at 11:08 am

          #DEAD My goodness, so true!

  5. Gabriella

    March 30, 2013 at 12:15 pm

    Rihanna about to get her wig snatched like never before. She think she hard we getting ready to see. Furthermore at the end of the day Bey’s husband is making money off of her. So girl any money you make I’m pretty sure the Carter’s are getting cut. That’s clap back enough. Please don’t let me get started on lack of talent, vocal capabilities, etc. I will stop LOL

  6. CiCi

    March 30, 2013 at 12:18 pm

    Well to be honest, Rihanna’s money ends up in Jay and Bey’s pockets. He manages her. So realistically, Rihanna has already bowed down, as she should. She has some success, but she’ll never be the performer Beyonce is. Ive seen Rih live and I felt cheated for even going (I didn’t even pay for the tickets lol, I won them). All she does is walk around the stage and grab her crotch a few times. Enjoy the ride Rihanna. There will be a new you once you take a break…in fact, I think that’s why you won’t take one.

    • Indira Merrick

      December 10, 2013 at 4:07 pm

      Thats what i keep saying though. Take a 2 yr break nd if u can make a comeback den we can tlk about comparing u 2 Bey. Beyonce hasnt had an album out in roughly 3yrs but she still managed to sell out her tour. wat about ri? seats still avail. Not 2 mention Bey’s tour hasnt recieved a negative reviwe up to now wile ri started with good reviews but in the end the show flopped#boedown

    • Tim

      August 13, 2017 at 1:42 am

      Jay Z has NEVER been Rihanna’s manager. Her manager her entire career has been Jay Brown. Some of yall dont look up anything.

  7. Barbee

    March 30, 2013 at 12:19 pm

    Rihanna is so pathetic. Heffa gets one number one album and starts feeling herself. Hilarious.

  8. Debra

    March 30, 2013 at 12:21 pm

    Well let’s look at the resumes….Bey is well Beyonce, and Rihanna is like the pop star for all the ratchets who love to eat hot cheetos all day. Not to mention Bey’s husband is a BOSS in his own right and well Rih’s boo is Chris Brown. Oh and Jay and Bey STAY on the Forbes list, while Rih’s proud of this raggedy list made up some idiots in the UK. You do the math. LOL.

    • Lisa

      March 30, 2013 at 12:26 pm

      #DEAD at the hot cheetos reference. Rihanna loves those things and had it on her list for tour demands. I’m not lying either. LOL!

    • Anonymous

      March 30, 2013 at 2:35 pm

      Rihanna is the ghetto girl’s Beyonce. That’s just the conclusion I’ve come to. The ratchets love Rihanna because she is one of them. And yes, they love hot cheetos too.

  9. Anon Chick

    March 30, 2013 at 12:22 pm

    LOL girl bye. #YouWillNever

  10. Navy

    March 30, 2013 at 12:22 pm

    Rih has more number one singles than Bey. #YouMad?

    • Fanny

      March 30, 2013 at 12:38 pm

      That doesn’t mean very much. Look at Mill Vanilli. Longevity is key and well, she’s still got a lot to prove before she can come for Beyonce.

    • Beyhive_Minaj

      April 27, 2013 at 2:42 pm

      Girl,17 Grammies,a superbowl performance,the world talks more about the Carter household than rih.Ri may have more singles but they never stay at the top for long.crazy in love,check on it,baby boy,single ladies,(may I go on?) have stayed on top for more than nine weeks.Ri’s longest charting single is umbrella which stayed on top for 5 weeks. Bey looks at this shade and she laughs cuz,well,all the money Ri makes goes to the Carter bank account.Rihanna works for Bey.so it’s easy for her to lose her job.next time u wanna throw shade at the queen,think about the facts please.

  11. Honey

    March 30, 2013 at 12:24 pm

    Chile Blue Ivy is already more successful and wealthy than Rihanna is. LOL!

  12. Lisa

    March 30, 2013 at 12:30 pm

    Honestly, I can’t knock chicks for being arrogant. Men do it all the time, so I won’t knock Rih for being cocky. BUT she’s delusional if she thinks she can come for Bey. Beyonce can walk away from music and still be one of the wealthiest people in show business. She’s a boss for real, not for play play. She even manages herself now. She’s not giving away a cut to her husband, Rih gives a cut to Hov. Bey has managed to become a real business woman, Rihanna is still trying to fake being a boss. She has a lot of learning to do. Chris and Rih are playing catch up to Jay and Bey.

  13. Lani

    March 30, 2013 at 12:31 pm

    You can’t get mad at Rihanna if you were defending Bey’s Bow Down song. That’s hypocritical as hell. There’s no difference, both are being cocky.

  14. Heather B.

    March 30, 2013 at 12:34 pm

    Rih can’t compare to Bey but I’m going to be very honest here. I feel like both are on top. They have their own lanes and I think that’s dope! There can be more than one black star at a time and there needs to be. Rih is not my cup of tea but it’s cool that she can do her and Bey can do her and both don’t have to fade away for the other to thrive. I just wish the fans who are black women would stop falling for the BS. Let them both be great. Hell, the white stars can do it, why can’t we?

    • Nikki

      March 30, 2013 at 9:33 pm

      Exactly! Why is it that Black women in the business have to hate each other? Yeah they are in competition with each other but theres not this much debate about who is the “king” of R&B or country or pop. I’m not a stan of either but I prefer Bey, she’s more my taste. I like how you put it: they are both in two different lanes, and they’re both great in the lanes that they are in. Who is better or whatever should not be this big of a deal.

      • aline

        December 15, 2014 at 10:00 am

        Iswear all beyoncé does is 2 support other female R&B artist. And all they do is to beef on twitter/instagram. The song bow down was made for my haters, beyoncé said in a photoshoot! But right now i think rihanna needs to chill down a little…mayby it’s the weed that blows her mind!

  15. Morgan

    March 30, 2013 at 12:39 pm

    When Rihanna can get on stage and actually sound good singing and actually dance worth a damn, then she can throw a little shade. Until then…she needs to have several.


    March 30, 2013 at 12:41 pm

    I’m so tired of these raggedy and ghetto bishes trying Beyonce. Rihanna has no class and she’s only big now because the raggedy chicks needed a leader. They couldn’t just keep hating Beyonce, they too needed a voice. Fame is temporary for most. Bey’s longevity should be respected.

  17. Anon

    March 30, 2013 at 12:43 pm

    She needs a challenge? LOL yet she won’t sit her a-s down and take a break because she knows what time it is. The minute Rih takes a seat, she’ll be replaced. Yet Bey can chill and doesn’t have to drop an album year after year. Fact.

  18. WhatWhat

    March 30, 2013 at 12:45 pm

    I have a challenge for you Rihanna. How about you don’t drop another album for about two years. Let’s see how that works out for you. And this is a challenge I know even you won’t take. You’re gangsta until it’s time to take a break aren’t you? You know you’re not valuable.

  19. Viv

    March 30, 2013 at 12:47 pm

    Did she hash tag keep your ho in check? Umm Rih, not everyone gets controlled or their a-s kicked by their man. That’s YOUR life, remember?

  20. Tasha

    March 30, 2013 at 12:54 pm

    Rih started off as a Beyonce clone. She switched it up to the trashy image she has now and it stuck. But until her entire tour can sell out in minutes, she’ll only be a step down to Beyonce.

  21. Meeka

    March 30, 2013 at 1:00 pm

    This is laughable. Instead of trying to throw shade, Rihanna could learn from Bey. Rih is not professional. How the hell are you over an hour late to your own concert? How are you 2 hours late to a charity event in your name? Not to mention, she had to cancel shows because she parties too much. She can throw all the shade she wants on IG, she won’t be around in 5 years. She doesn’t have the work ethic.

    • Tim

      August 13, 2017 at 1:44 am

      Oh yeah wont be around in 5 years huh. Nice prediction

  22. anonymous

    March 30, 2013 at 1:11 pm

    Rihanna is such a disgrace to women. She’s trashy, and pretty much gives the impression that most women have to lack class and be naked, and be disrespected by men to succeed. She doesn’t empower women or make us look good. Can’t stand her.

  23. hypocrites

    March 30, 2013 at 1:37 pm

    So Beyonce can make bow down and I been on but Rihanna can’t brag? sigh. A bunch of Beyonce d-ckriders on here.

    • Troll

      March 30, 2013 at 1:59 pm

      Aww, so you’re mad it’s not enough Rihanna d-ckriders on here? #PoorBaby Here’s a box of tissues.

    • Lisa

      March 30, 2013 at 2:06 pm

      Yes. That’s our point exactly. I’m glad you get it. Call us hypocrites if you need to but Rihanna needs talent before she can try to shade anyone.

  24. For real

    March 30, 2013 at 1:59 pm

    Let me laugh at this:She needs a challenge?Rihanna may have landed some endorsements, but hers are nothing comparing them to Bey’s endorsements,cuz I’m pretty sure Beyonce will make much more money from hers…Beyonce is a singer,model,actress,mogul,business woman,fashion designer, etc…Rihanna is the queen of the trash…..

  25. Queen

    March 30, 2013 at 2:30 pm

    I wish Rihanna’s fans would just stop all the whining. Yes, Bey can brag. She has earned the right to be cocky because she has achieved a lot of success AND she’s talented. Not to mention she’s always professional and her tour sold out in minutes! Rih can’t compare no matter how much you wish she did. Her voice is terrible, she can’t dance, can’t show up to her shows on time and lets her fans down on a regular occurrence. She even curses y’all out on Instagram. It also took her seven years for her to get a number one album. That’s pretty sad.

  26. Jam

    March 30, 2013 at 3:33 pm

    Beyoncé’s last album flopped. Her first single “Bow Down” flopped.
    She is not releasing her album in April. She knows its going to flop.
    Rihanna’s career is rising all the way to the top as offensive as her behavior is.
    Her documentary made her seem insecure and unstable.
    She’s 30, married with a baby, she needs to change her image and put on some clothes and learn a different style of dance.
    She’s been in the White House, and her latest single is Bow Down b-tches.
    And then people wonder why certain things are said.

    • King Bey

      March 30, 2013 at 3:42 pm

      How is 4 a flop album? She’s sold over a million copies of an album she didn’t even try to promote. And if a PLATINUM album is a flop (which 4 did go platinum), then that means Rih’s latest album is a flop considering she hasn’t sold a million yet. LOL. FAIL.

      Oh, and how did Bow Down flop? She didn’t even release it as a single yet…you haters are hilarious and pathetic.

    • Lisa

      March 30, 2013 at 3:46 pm

      So a platinum album is a flop? SMH. Please do your research before you try to hate on Beyonce. Not only are you wrong, but you’re lazy too. It takes all of 5 seconds to see what albums have gone platinum or not. And Bow Down has not been released as a single. It was two teaser tracks. She release the snippets for buzz. Again, do your research before you try to write comments.

      And LOL at you quoting Media Takeout on the status of Bey’s next album. It didn’t get pushed back, nor has she said April was the date for its release. #GoAway

    • Moe

      March 30, 2013 at 3:48 pm

      So doing a documentary makes her insecure huh? Well Rihanna has one coming out now too, so what does that make her? Oh wait, that’s right. You only have a problem with Bey. *rolls eyes*

    • Huh?

      March 30, 2013 at 3:54 pm

      If 4 is a flop, then that means Rihanna’s last two albums are flops too. What an idiotic comment.

    • GTFOH

      March 30, 2013 at 4:05 pm

      Oh please shut up! I hate sexist women like you. Telling a woman that she has to be and act a certain way because she’s 30 and married, YET in the next couple of words you’re hyping up Rihanna who isn’t that much younger. You sound boring and bitter. Bey has never had a flop album. It’s amazing how her success makes you that delirious. Stay mad!

    • Megan

      March 30, 2013 at 4:38 pm

      How the hell do you call Bey desperate and not say the same about Rihanna?! Rih stays naked and raunchy to sell albums. She also took her abusive boyfriend back. So yeah, Rihanna wrote the book on being desperate.

    • BeyHive_Minaj

      April 27, 2013 at 2:48 pm

      Sweetheart,if you think Bey would put a song on Soundcloud and call it a single,ur a fool.Bow down is not a single. it’s a sneak peek.and a warning to ur faves.the queen is back,a storm is brewing,and she’s ready to SLAY

  27. Tea

    March 30, 2013 at 4:02 pm

    LOL at some of these comments written by Rihanna stans and Bey haters. I got a good laugh today.

  28. Coming With The Truth

    March 30, 2013 at 4:08 pm

    Rihanna and Bey are both FLOPS once you look at how many records Adele has sold without doing anything but standing in front of a mic and singing. Even Alicia Keys has sold more records. Oh, and they don’t have to be cocky either. Y’all are going hard for the wrong chicks.

    • Anonymous

      March 30, 2013 at 4:14 pm

      THIS ALL DAY. But I can keep it real and say Beyonce actually does have talent. I just think she sold out for bigger fame.

    • incognegro

      March 30, 2013 at 7:01 pm

      I love when someone brings facts to an argument.

  29. Ratchet Queen

    March 30, 2013 at 4:13 pm

    You people never disappoint when it comes to the Bey vs. Rih posts. LOL! #TeamBey tho.

  30. My 2 Cents

    March 30, 2013 at 4:31 pm

    I’m just going to give my honest opinion. Rihanna is not talented. She can’t sing, she’s raunchy, has an ugly personality, and she represents what’s f-cked up in society. She only has fans because people are f-cked up and need a singer they can relate to. She has to stay naked and be raunchy to sell the little bit of records she sells. But my issue with Bey is she’s acting like she has to be controversial to sell albums. Why? I don’t know but that’s not true. I guess she feels it is what she has to do now, but I don’t think it’s a good look. The Bow Down song is terrible. It’s garbage. It’s just not BEYONCE. It’s something Rih could have sang and no one would have questioned it. But Bey is above that. I hate where she’s going with her image. She needs to call her dad back and get back in the studio and try again. She has talent, she doesn’t have to be trashy to sell records, Rihanna does.

    • Beyhive_Minaj

      April 27, 2013 at 2:56 pm

      I agree with u on the Bow Down part,but it’s understandable.Waking up everyday and seeing comments calling her a flop when she’s clearly not.She ripped the bandage out and put haters on check.but her new song ‘grown woman’ is actually pretty professional. it’s completely Beyonce. it makes me have hop about her direction. but let’s wait and see.

  31. incognegro

    March 30, 2013 at 7:02 pm

    I love a good flame war.

  32. KD

    March 30, 2013 at 8:35 pm

    Beyonce is classy and shows up on time for her concerts and engagements. Rihanna is busy with a crack head and abuser#Chris Brown and posting stank pictures on Instagram. Rihanna, please try to learn some grace, respect, and some class. Try to be on time! Bow down and have a seat!

  33. Becky

    March 30, 2013 at 11:17 pm

    Wow..all this catty back & forth about who’s the better artist is soo silly & juvenile to me! I like both Beyonce & Rhianna. They are both very successful in the game..each one has their own unique style. Both of them have millions of fans all over the world..many hit singles..grammy awards. Granted, Bey has more cuz she’s been in the game a lot longer than Rih & she’s mastered it..Rih’s still a baby in it compared to Bey. People stay saying that Rih has no talent but i doubt that Jay would’ve signed her as fast as he did if he did’nt think she had it! I saw Rhi singing on some shows & during rehersal on videos someone uploaded on Youtube, and she sounded really good! WAY better than she sounds in concert..i dont know why that is..strange! She can really sing tho. I’m sick of people calling her trashy when they dont say the same about the male performers who do worse..double standard! A LOT of people smoke..drink..cuss..got freak in em”..have crazy love life’s, sh*t we all GROWN..dont mean they trashy!!

  34. len

    May 9, 2013 at 1:30 am

    First off this whole thing is immature… Beyonce has been in the game for the longest while Rhianna starting out and fact is she catching up faster than others she should get props for doing what she did in the years she been out… Second Its immature that beyonce sits here showing off and it shows what type of person she really is and she’s way older i believe so what’s the point to all this…everyone of you pick her side but then again she’s telling you guys to bow down to her to which you guys already do….taking sides to a stupid immature argument which can be possibly make believe because it’s crazy how out the blue they decide to start this….you Guys should have better things to do because in the end They both still have money while half you guys struggle to do something…smh….and Why does It matter what Rhianna does on her time because when her music out you guys are jamming to it…and you guys act like you know everything beyonce does on her own time as she said for herself she created two different personalities so again She not your friends just because you know her music so well don’t mean you know her Personally..till you do side picking should not exist

  35. ColR91

    September 15, 2013 at 3:41 pm

    Some excellent comments on this thread. Beyonce all the way, I’ll try and not drag on as most has already been said.. But I really don’t understand why people are defending Rihanna. She goes out of her way to be “shocking” but it just looks trashy and desperate. She can’t sing, and I bet she doesn’t put half the effort into songwriting as Bey does. There’s a reason why Beyonce has more respect and it’s not hard to see….

  36. MadeUpFemales

    October 22, 2013 at 12:22 pm

    Ue she is speaking to all women with “bow down b***ch” i dont condon People let the world change their views of true female artist…keep it real. A diva is a woman that has had her share of struggles!!! Mary J., Mariah, Celine Dion, Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston, Sade, Anita Baker, Gloria Stefan, Madonna, and so on! Notice i didnt say Janet Jackson although she was a greatcperformer and i likedher brought her albums and still would. I dont like Beyonce attitude i like some of her songs yes, but how do u come on the scene a diva….not only her but Asanti, Alicia Keys came o tge scene and they got the stats cuz one two albums or hits. Yall the women b4 them had to work for it drugs problems being trashy whatever they worked for it. Whitney awesome best female voice singer sorry better than bey hands down no competition on that part Beyonce voice is better than it use to be an she can perform (dance her butt off basicalky shaking her ass), but so can ciara! Jennifer Huston and Fantasia sings way bettr sorry again than bey they hust came on the scene a different way n havent accomplish much. But all the divas back then had to have a VOICE…….don’t quote me but Mary J had to work the hardest of then all cuz she had an okay voice n didnt dance well she got hers from her struggles and what she stands for women! Yall will take anyone we make them who they r it’s our preferences. Look how people promote lil wayne, too short, amy winehouse( her voice is awesome tho) and others. No one can be mad cuz beyonce wasnt classy when she first started really bootilicious, say my name, cater to u they did a strip tease on stage so they all did stuff. She had extentions n she was getting nake too….at the end music suppose to be about something i like anyones if it is positive n says something. If “bow down by*chs” is about all fem ales dont condolent that…..kids look up to her too remember and she’s no better than any other female cuz she young once n had to make her way. Its no wonder the world n our kids r lost look at us over albums n grammies….i dont see any if them in our communities ir sending their reps any nieghborhoods….talk bout lost!!!! #SMH

  37. chelsy

    February 13, 2014 at 12:55 pm

    I lov b she is talented,she works hard too, she is unique in her own way, riri too is unique in her own way,both gat good voice, in fact no musician is the best, bey is stil on top cos she doesn’t want to give it a rest and i don’t blame her she is stil young. Go beyriri.

  38. EAB

    March 31, 2014 at 2:34 am

    This is too funny. Both make great music. Beyoncé is obviously a more seasoned and classier performer. BUT they both have more money than anyone commenting; using wealth or popularity as your standard is like throwing stones when you’re living in a very thin glass house. I think both are more talented than Britney — Britney used to be able to dance sigh…

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