This actually blows me for a few reasons. Not only is it an absolutely unnecessary comparison being these two women couldn’t be more different. But also, although I love her, there are few things that Rih can go toe to toe with Bey on and performing is just not one of them.. and that’s ok.
Beyoncé’s former choreographer, Frank Gatson, labeled Rihanna’s Super Bowl Halftime performance the best that he’s ever seen. In response, Beyoncé’s fanbase was not happy with him. He defended himself in the comments section of his own post, explaining that Beyoncé is an adult who can handle hearing his opinion.
Gatson felt the need to insert that opinion during a birthday post for Rihanna on Instagram. “Happy Birthday @badgalriri I have to say,” Gatson captioned a photo of himself with the singer. “You have done the best SuperBowl of anyone in my book. I always knew you were a true superstar the moment we met. So proud of you. Enjoy your day. I can’t wait to see where you go from here.”
“You’ve been hateful as fuck ever since you started selling B’s routines to JLO back in 2014,” one user commented. Another accused him of being “bitter and jealous.” “Beyoncé is not hurt,” Gatson replied to the posts. “Beyoncé and I would always disagree on what’s is good and what is not. But mostly .. We both believe in pure magic. That’s why I worked with her so long. I was always honest about my opinion. I will never say something just to please an artist. Artist need the truth and other opinions to be great. That’s why Beyonce is on the great island alone. She can handle a grown men opinion. That’s why I have so much respect for her. She does the work with no drama like the people on this post. Thank You sir for you honest thoughts by the way.”
Gatson choreographed Beyoncé’s first Super Bowl performance in 2013. The event came after a over decade of working together. Gatson served as the choreographer on a number of her music videos including “Crazy in Love,” Check on It,” “Upgrade U,” “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It),” among others. Further, he served as the director, creative director, and choreographer for her tours, The Beyoncé Experience, I Am… World Tour, and The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour. He’s also worked with a number of other artists including R. Kelly, Michael Jackson, TLC, En Vogue, Kelly Rowland, Jennifer Lopez, and more.
From Frank Gatson, the choreographer who did Beyoncé’s Super Bowl. That’s such sweet words. pic.twitter.com/3e5CqC0eiM
— e (@shyebba) February 21, 2023
Ultimately, everyone is entitled to their opinion but I can’t imagine Frank posting that without already knowing it would stir up some type of drama. Take a look and let us now your thoughts. Do you agree with him?