Karrueche Tran Explains Aaliyah Backlash
Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?


Karrueche Tran Explains Aaliyah Backlash

Photo Credit: Instagram

Photo Credit: Instagram

By: Amanda Anderson-Niles

Karrueche Tran is no stranger to backlash considering she’s the on and off girlfriend to Chris Brown and a favorite target of Rihanna’s Navy, but she ended up starting a pretty serious controversy after she appeared to make a pretty insensitive joke about the late singer Aaliyah.

A few days ago, Karrueche posted to Instagram a snap of a new coloring book which featured Aaliyah and her caption had some folks thinking she was trying to throw some inappropriate shade (screen shot obtained by Jason Lee):

karrueche aaliyah instagram

Karrueche says she was just showing off her new coloring book, but some people thought she was making fun of the fact that Aaliyah died in a plane crash.

She got dragged so bad in the comment section that she deleted the photo, but she did explain to blogger Jason Lee on Twitter that she didn’t mean to offend anyone (read tweets from top to bottom):

karrueche twitter copy
karrueche twitter 2 copy




  1. Queen

    January 1, 2014 at 3:39 pm

    Considering how nasty people are nowadays on social media, I can see why people thought she was trying to make fun of Aaliyah’s death. But i’m going to give her the benefit of the doubt on this one.

  2. CiCi

    January 1, 2014 at 3:46 pm

    Oh wow. She really didn’t think this one through. LOL.

  3. Nessa

    January 1, 2014 at 3:48 pm

    Lawd…Kae had a ignorant moment here.

  4. Michelle

    January 1, 2014 at 3:55 pm


  5. Get Busy

    January 1, 2014 at 3:56 pm

    How does Karrueche even have fans? She sucks.

  6. RiRi

    January 1, 2014 at 3:57 pm

    This was not in good taste. People have to start thinking about things before they post them to Instagram.

  7. Veronica

    January 1, 2014 at 3:59 pm

    Really? Get it together Karrueche.

  8. Anonymous

    January 1, 2014 at 4:00 pm

    This fool knew what she was doing. She will do anything for attention.

  9. Fashionista

    January 1, 2014 at 4:02 pm

    *blank stare*

  10. Noelle

    January 1, 2014 at 4:11 pm



    January 2, 2014 at 9:06 am

    I think this one is being read into too much. I think people just hate her really bad that whatever she says gets scrutinized to the fullest. I don’t think she meant any harm

  12. Radically Swank

    January 2, 2014 at 12:18 pm

    I guess I would have received the same backlash – because if it was me and I saw a coloring book with Aaliyah on it my reaction woulda been something like “hell YEAH – when did they make these?!?!?”. And I would have posted it to. How can you make fun of someone dying on a plane when YOU’RE GETTING ON A PLANE? Who does that?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Subscribe to Urban Belle Magazine

You May Like


There have been some cast changes for “Married to Medicine.” “Married to Medicine” had a cast shakeup for the upcoming season. And this is...


NeNe and Porsha made peace before NeNe’s exit from the show. “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star NeNe Leakes recently announced that she will not...


NeNe has been vocal about her difficult contract negotiations process for season 13. “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star NeNe Leakes has been in the...


David and Tamar’s relationship spiraled out of control. “Braxton Family Values” star Tamar Braxton continues to be in the headlines. Weeks after she attempted...