It appears Rihanna has once again got the last laugh.
The latest victim of RiRi’s now-epic shade appears to be singer Teyana Taylor -- who recently engaged in a Twitter battle with the social media mean girl. The problem all started when Rihanna posted a video to her Instagram account, appearing to mock Taylor. Taylor then responded to the jab, sparking a lengthy Twitter argument between the two.
Rihanna eventually changed her profile image to reflect her claims of Taylor’s irrelevance. And Taylor followed Ri's example by changing her Twitter profile's header to an image that included a photo of Rihanna's face after she was assaulted by Chris Brown in 2009.
It appeared all was well following the incident -- despite a petition launched by people upset with Taylor using the photo of Rihanna. But after this November passed without the planned release of Taylor’s second collaborative sneaker with Adidas, fans began to question if the shoe had been shelved. And Style Blazer now reports that Taylor has been dropped from the Adidas deal, likely due to her Twitter fight with Rihanna.
MadameNoire reached out to Adidas, and a senior PR manager has confirmed in an email that the company has “ended our relationship with Teyana Taylor and do not have any upcoming product launches with her.”
“All I can say is that adidas partners with athletes and artists who blend well with our brand values. We evaluate our relationships with partners based on the values we hold at adidas and we don’t condone violence of any kind,” the rep added.
Taylor’s first shoe with Adidas -- called the Original Harlem Good Luck Charm adidas -- was released in February. The extremely successful launch led to the announcement of a second shoe release scheduled for Black Friday. The singer's team stated earlier this week that the release had been put "on hold," a claim refuted by the Adidas statement.
Treye Green is a reporter for The International Business Times and a recent graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Green has shot, edited and...