Rihanna’s Clapback Game Returns As She Responds To Azealia Banks

Badgal is back.

Once upon a thrilling time Rihanna was the boldest and baddest on social media as she owned Instagram with her everyday, behind-the-scenes and genuinely candid posts, and came out thriving every time somebody on Twitter tried to come for her.

Her humorous and savage replies became known amongst the Navy as The Clapback, which didn't discriminate as she fired off at everybody from Piers Morgan to Ciara, and Teyana Taylor to Joan Rivers.

However, Riri retired from the clapback life when she deleted her Instagram and took a step back from social media back in 2014, and it's been pretty tame ever since... Until today.

Azealia Banks made a series of posts about Donald Trump's disturbing "Muslim Ban" on her Instagram (the only social network she's still allowed on) and she took aim at Rihanna for speaking out against said ban.

The part-time rapper has been vocal about her support for Trump and her criticism of Rihanna comes after the singer used her platform to stand up for human rights, which not everybody is doing.

So! Let me walk you through it...

Rihanna tweets about the "devastating" news after "immoral pig" Trump signs the executive order.

Azealia criticises Rihanna speaking out, saying:

"As far as rihanna (who isn't a citizen, and can't vote) and all the rest of the celebrities who are using their influence to stir the public, you lot really REALLY need to shut up and sit down."

Rihanna then replies with one of the best captions of all time. #stayawayfromthechickens

the face you make when you a immigrant 🇧🇧 #stayawayfromthechickens #iheartnuggets #saveourhens.

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Azealia posts a foul reply that reads: "What rihanna meant was .... "I GREW UP PLAYING SOCCER IN A DIRT YARD WITH A COCONUT AND OPEN MY LEGS FOR ANY AND EVERY MOTHERFUCKER WHO I THINK I CAN GET TO WRITE ME SONGS OR BUY ME DRUGS. I CAN BARELY PERFORM BECAUSE I LINE MY BROWN BLUNTS WITH CRYSTAL METH AND AM OFTEN VERY WINDED ON STAGE.""

Minutes later, she invites Rihanna to her house for some chicken nuggets, sharing that she has "a cage full of chickens sitting in the back room." Are you confused, too?

🔪

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But Rihanna laughs off the craziness with this second post.

the face you make when you screaming in an empty room

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And delivers a new kind of clapback: the humanitarian, I'm-an-infinitely-better-person-than-you drag.

She then changed her default profile photo on Twitter to expose Azealia's phone number, then changed it to a selfie with a kissy face. Naturally, AB retaliated.


Banks since deleted that post with Rihanna's number and instead shared this:

"Keep playing with me"

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Thank you, Rihanna, for not only making us smile in these dark days but not being afraid to speak out and stand up for the people.

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