Banks went on Instagram and posted Rihanna’s number with a caption reading “Bombs away!” Rihanna responded by making her Twitter avatar a screenshot of a text Banks sent her. The picture exposed Banks’ phone number to RiRi’s 69 million followers.
The argument between Banks and Rihanna blew up this weekend when the latter criticized President Donald Trump’s “Muslim ban,” which led to chaos around the country this past weekend. The executive order bars citizens of seven Muslim countries from entering the United States for a 90 day period.
“Disgusted! The news is devastating! America is being ruined right before our eyes! What an immoral pig you have to be to implement such BS,” Rihanna wrote on Twitter.
This enraged Banks, who claimed that no one can “participate in Americanism” and lambaste it. The controversial rapper singled out Rihanna in a pro-Trump statement.
“As far as Rihanna (who isn’t a citizen, and can’t vote) and all the rest of the celebrities who are using their influence to stir the public. You lot really need to shut up and sit down,” she wrote. “Stop chastising the president. It’s stupid and pathetic to watch. All of these confused people confuse other confused people. Hoping the president fails is like getting on a plane and hoping the pilot crashes.”
Rihanna began trolling Banks on Instagram in response, which led to more antagonistic statements from Banks. Ultimately, the situation got so heated that both women ending up leaking phone numbers.