Rihanna and Beyonce are both nominated for this year's BET Awards for the best female R&B/pop artist category which brought the buzz if the two women have been rivals all along. Has RiRi reached Bey's level?
It is time for the BET Awards again and these two famous pop superstars have been nominated alongside other female artists like Adele, K. Michelle and Andra Daya. Though, it will still be in June 26 for the results of the BET to be declared, sources cannot help but put the two artists alongside with each other and implicitly say that Ri is slowly transforming like what Queen Bey did all these years.
According to Perez Hilton Podcast, the BBHMM singer is 'on her way to being Beyonce level.' The celebrity blogger further drew similarities between the two as being both intensely engaged in creating their own identity in the music industry and not just making pop songs.
For years now, the two were linked following rumors that Jay-Z had an affair with Rihanna. Thus, it is not just rivalry between their careers but also in their personal lives.
Earlier this year, there were rumors that Drunk In Love singer 'tried to upstage RiRi at the 2016 MTV Music Awards. And during the Grammy Awards, Rih canceled her performance allegedly to avoid the Lemonade singer who was also invited during the music festival, Hollywood Take reported.
Sources close to the two singers, however, rebuked these rumors with Kelly Rowland, Beyonce Knowles' former bandmate claiming that the two did not feel that they are rivals are both of them are "very secure women."
Recently, Rihanna and Beyonce collaborated with other artists like Pharrell Williams, Alicia Keys, Bono, Lenny Kravitz, P!nk, Queen Latifah and Maroon 5 among others to express their activism following sympathizing the injustice among Black people, Billboard said.
The video entitled ''23 Ways You Could Be Killed If You Are Black in America" was produced in the heights of the police killings of Philando Castile and Alton Sterling and the sniper shootings in Dallas.