Rihanna Did NOT “Shade” Jennifer Lopez With Boots Gift, Despite Report
On Thursday, Lopez took to Instagram to show off the shoes Rihanna had sent as a present. Included in the photo was a handwritten note from Rihanna saying, “To The Baddest. Because I KNOW You’re Gonna Wear Them Better Than Me!!!” Lopez wrote in her caption, “Thank you soooomuch for these incredibly sick ass boots!! #Rihanna #manolos #loveher #thebaddest.”
It was a sweet gesture, but according to MediaTakeOut, Rihanna was actually dissing her fellow performer. The site exclaims in a headline, “Is This GENEROSITY… Or Subtle SHADE??? Rihanna Sends Jennifer Lopez… A Pair Of HAND ME DOWN BOOTS!!!” The accompanying story says, “We’re not sure if J Lo knew this or not — but those boots were NOT new. In fact, Rihanna was wearing them last week.”
Except the shoes Rihanna is wearing in the paparazzi photo shown by MTO as proof are an entirely different color. Furthermore, the singer actually designed the boots as part of a line with Manolo Blahnik. The collection is set to released next month, and Rihanna has been giving away pairs to various celeb friends in anticipation.
That certainly sounds like generosity to us, and smart promotion, too. But leave it to MediaFakeOut to make it seem like the start of a feud.