Let’s be clear. I do not call what happened a beef. One person tweeting to the ether while blocked by the other is a MONOLOGUE. If a tree falls in the woods and the leaves run and no one curr, does it really fall? Who knows? But yeah, that was not a beef.
It started with the a tweet from Cheryl, after she realized that Anita has put her in Twitter purgatory.
And it escalated to her tweeting about how she ain’t even did nothing and what had happened was they’ve been friends for so long and this just ain’t right or just. She basically turned into Keith Sweat and it got kinda embarrassing. Then Cheryl had the nerve to tweet “We’re too OLD to be petty, just call me and we can settle this like adults. Ppl look up to us. We’re OG’S in this biz.”
GIRL. Self-awareness is mad busy. You are all INDEED too old for this. YOU are too old to be doing all this on Twitter.
And then Cheryl ended her rant basically asking people to check her resume and her career receipts. I want so much better for her because I just wanted one of her friends (who ain’t blocked her yet) to call her phone and go “Cheryl, getcho ass off Twitter and come to my house. We need to sit on the veranda and talk.” I figure everyone who is over 60 got a veranda. Don’t ask me why.
All of this and of course no response from Anita Baker. Cheryl’s tweets were caught up in Anita’s rapture. She ain’t seen them joints. Also, this was late at night so by that point, she had probably put on her nighttime stretchy pants and smeared Pond’s all over her face and neck so her Black continues to not crack nor wrinkle. Miss Baker’s bonnet was securely on and she was in bed for her restful night of sleep, unbothered by the shenanigans. While Cheryl was on Twitter CAPS CAPS CAPS and making herself look bad in 140 character spurts.
Bless that mess. I support the Anita Baker Tweet Through It Movement. I want her to come on Twitter today asking everyone if they got good rest too. And when someone asks her “Did you see Cheryl Lynn’s tweets?” She should reply with “Who?”
Let me tell you why I’m side-eying the hell outta Cheryl. I’ve had friends (and know people) who behave like her. Who knows WHY Anita blocked her? If they’ve been friends since 1980 as she claims, then I’m sure something happened where Baker was ready to get her out her space. Now… there are people who will do something to offend you and then cry wolf when you cut them off and go on a tour to talk about how they feel wronged. As if you don’t have the right to maintain the circle you want.
I’m not saying that’s what happened here but to make this into a public cry waschildish of Cheryl. This is not how you handle conflict with someone you’ve done for *counts on fingers and carries the 2* 35 GOODT years.
Oh, aunties. Y’all can’t be doing this online like this. If y’all can’t call each other up instead of inviting the world into your business as we all refill our containers of popcorn because we love gossip (I REALLY do). Come on, Beloveds.
Lemme sip this hot tea, doe. I got some more in the kitchen if you want.
Soooo Cheryl ain’t gon be bringing the drank to Anita’s Annual Labor Day picnic this year. That sucks.