Rumor Control: Adidas Confirms They Dropped Teyana Taylor Over Angry Bird Beef With Rihanna

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Did Rih’s Navy get Teyana Taylor dropped from Adidas??

Via Necole Bitchie reports:

Earlier this year, after the success of Teyana Taylor’s Harlem GLC sneaker release, it was announced that she would be releasing a second sneaker with Adidas on Black Friday. Unfortunately for sneakerheads, Black Friday came and went and there was no sign of the sneaker. Now, the Internet is buzzing with reports that Rihanna’s navy may have gotten Teyana dropped from her sneaker deal after their ugly Twitter battle earlier this year. Teyana seemed to have confirmed the news when she tweeted:

“One door closed….. So God Opened up 3 more for me. ‪#Blessed ‪#AlwaysGood ‪#AlwayHaveFaith.”

However, according to her rep, she hasn’t been dropped.

Teyana has not been dropped, the sneaker is on hold, no other comments or statement is ready to be issued at this time.

In case you missed it, a petition was launched against Teyana in hopes that she would get dropped from her deal after she posted a photoshopped picture of her wearing boxing clothes alongside a photo of Rihanna’s battered face from the Chris Brown domestic violence incident. Fans believed that she was poking fun at domestic violence and grew outraged. A similar petition was launched against Rihanna, asking that she be dropped from her MAC Cosmetics deal for being an online bully.

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Not so fast!

Via Madamenoire reports:

Finding it odd that no definitive statement from Adidas had been made on the matter, we reached out to the sneaker brand for a comment and that’s when they told us Teyana has in fact been dropped from her deal. A Senior PR Manager for the corporation wrote to us in an email:

“We have ended our relationship with Teyana Taylor and do not have any upcoming product launches with her.”

When asked whether the decision was based on Teyana’s altercation with Rihanna and if the petition calling for Adidas and Reebok to eliminate the endorsement factored into the decision at all, the rep added:

“All I can say is that adidas partner with athletes and artists who blend well with our brand values. We evaluate our relationships with partners based on the values we hold at adidas and we don’t condone violence of any kind.”

Stop letting Twitter beefs fawk up your money!!

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