Stephen A. Smith may be a loudmouth with often boneheaded opinions however he’s no idiot. Simply hours after risking the ire of two of music’s biggest fan bases, he’s already strolling again his feedback negatively evaluating Rihanna to Beyoncé. In a video posted on his Twitter account, Stephen A. apologized to Rihanna and admitted that “I must be extra cautious” sooner or later.
“I’m gonna personal it,” he mentioned, earlier than tossing a bit shade on the shops that highlighted his fake pas. “I do know what y’all making an attempt to do. However I’m gonna personal it as a result of I receives a commission to talk for a residing so I must be extra cautious.” He then turned his consideration to clearing the air with Rihanna, saying, “I need Rihanna to know: You’re a celebrity. You’re sensational. You’re spectacular. You’re no joke, and also you’re a worthy individual to be doing the Super Bowl Halftime Show.”
He additionally elaborated on what he meant by “she ain’t Beyoncé.” “I’m a Beyoncé fan,” he defined. “I feel Beyoncé will not be solely an outstanding performer; she’s thee phenomenal performer. The one motive any type of comparability got here into play is as a result of Beyoncé performed at the Super Bowl… and I assumed these had been two of the best reveals I’ve ever seen. Anyone has to measure as much as that.”
He additionally identified that he in contrast final 12 months’s Dr. Dre efficiency with Snoop Dogg, Eminem, and Mary J. Blige to Beyoncé’s earlier than going full Stephen A. and asserting that even a Michael Jackson reprise must measure as much as her and… properly. It’s Stephen A. Smith. You couldn’t have been anticipating a very contrite response.
Smith made positive to point out like to each Bey and Rih earlier than saying he wished no disrespect to both, encouraging Rihanna to “do your factor.”