When it comes to posting on Instagram, there’s something that anyone with over a few thousand followers should eventually come to understand: you just can’t please everyone.
You can, however, manage to piss off an entire fan base, which is exactly what happened after R&B-soul songstress Brandy posted a throwback of her and Mariah Carey that triggered some bad memories for Jennifer Lopez fans.
In the #FlashbackFriday flick, we see a young Brandy and Mariah exchanging a warm hug. In the original caption, Brandy reportedly threw in a #SheKnowsMe hashtag as well, reminiscent of Mimi’s early 2000s “I don’t know her” shade at Lopez. Fans swiftly swarmed to Brandy’s comments section, shaming her for the one-liner and spreading serious accusations of a J.Lo jab. But, according to the Never Say Never singer, she doesn’t have a clue what everyone is talking about.
"Oh My God, what happened??,” she captioned a revised photo of her and Mariah. “I swear to Goodness I don't know what the fuss [is] about. I love this pic and now everyone thinks I'm throwing shade?? At who??? This is funny. Can't take this one down, I love this picture and whenever I'm throwing shade (light) it's not questionable, you know that I am!!!”
Afterward, Carey dropped in to confirm Brandy’s previous potentially shady hashtag by replying, “I sure do!” And thanks to Instagram’s feature allowing users to take away commenting privileges, Brandy made sure to do so this time on her new post confirming Mariah’s nod.
“Whole morning was made when one of my heroes knows me and confirms with a 3 word sentence and two of these pink hearts,” she wrote. “Now look here, I'm turning off these damn comments. I don't want no mess!! This is positive....”
#SheKnowsMe @mariahcarey #fbf Oh My God, what happened?? I swear to Goodness I don't know what the fuss it about. I love this pic and now everyone thinks I'm throwing shade?? At who??? This is funny. Can't take this one down, I love this picture and whenever I'm throwing shade (light) it's not questionable, you know that I am!!! Also, I've met her several times like the several seats that should be taken, she does know me. Not well.....but she would say hi at 7 eleven or Rite Aid... #chileHi
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