Yusef, Who Mocked Teyana Taylor In Rihanna Video, Speaks Out: Is Rihanna A Cyber Bully?

on September 26 2013 11:48 AM
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Melissa Forde (r), Rihanna, and Yusef (l) Instagram

Yusef, the celebrity stylist who mocked Teyana Taylor in Rihanna’s Instagram video earlier this week is speaking up after the situation made headlines.  The “Unapologetic” singer posted a clip of Yusef, donning Jordan sneakers, a long black wig, and snapback hat while jokingly singing Anita Baker’s “Caught Up in the Rapture.”

Just two weeks ago, Taylor, 22, who often wears similar attire, posted a video singing the same song. The two then ended up in a Twitter feud, with Rihanna, 25, saying her net worth is $90 million compared to Taylor’s $500,000. Taylor, who is signed to Kanye West’s GOOD music label, proceeded to say, "Ya net worth & ya body count go neck to neck. #IndustryP---y" Taylor wrote. "90 million dollars & 90 million n---as diving in that b---h box." Both artists eventually deleted the tweet amongst others they had written.

Now, Yusef tells Enstarz that he made the video with no ill will. “Honestly, I just finished making the wig. I started making the cideo. It was amazing, no malicious intent towards Teyana. I just think it was uncalled for. Teyana killed that song.”  

Yesef proceeded to say that Rihanna is too focused on her work to go back-and-forth with anyone, though she has had Twitter feuds on a number of occasions with other artists including Ciara.

"She [Rihanna] could care less. It was funny. Thats whats so funny. It wasn't like that.," he said. "She doesn't care…that's her personality." He then negated Taylor, who called Rihanna a “cyber bully.”

"Cyber bully is harsh word. She is focused, being Rihanna. She is not sitting around. She didn't grab her phone. She is the most kind and giving person. I just think for that to go the way it went, it was uncalled for."