same rih same

mermaidb00bz  asked:

Personally I love Bey and Rih both, and it's so funny to me when people want to say they have beef. They both rep Roc Nation. It's just smart business have two different woman represent two different ways to live and be and sing and dance. They're very different and that's why I just don't see them collaborating to make something because they stand for different things.

I’m just going to be honest. People compare Beyonce and Rihanna because they are both beautiful, young, successful black women. This is the same thing that happened with Tyra Banks and Naomi Campbell in the modeling industry. Bey and Rih shouldn’t even be compared (they shouldn’t even be compared to other artists either, tbh). Beyonce is from the Aaliyah, Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, and Pink generation of singers. Those are her peers. Rih is from the Lady Gaga and Katy Perry generation of singers. Those are her peers. Bey leans more towards r&b/soul, while Rih leans more towards pop/urban. It makes no sense to compare them, but some fans are ignorant and think that Rih is trying to replace Bey. They completely ignore the fact the Rih has worked her ass off to create her own identity, her own lane for herself. She does not want to replace Bey (who can’t be replaced by anyone or anything) or even be compared to her. She puts Bey on a pedestal like she does with Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston. You also can’t claim to be a fan of either Bey (who always tries to empower women and especially black women) or Rih, but try to tear one down to uplift the other. That completely undermines the message that both women are trying to share, and it shows who really listens to and enjoys the music. If you see people comparing the two, keep scrolling because they’re talking bs and they’re bored.