Rihanna quits Victoria’s Secret fashion show over feud with Kendall Jenner

Rihanna Kendall Jenner feud 3

It’s no secret that Kendall Jenner’s fast rise to the top of the modeling world has been the source of some controversy. Now, though, it looks like the brewing Rihanna Kendall Jenner feud will thrust that controversy into the spotlight…on the biggest day of young Kendall’s career.

Last week, when Victoria’s Secret confirmed Kendall Jenner as their newest runway model for tonight’s fashion show, eyebrows went up across the fashion industry. It’s a major get for Kendall, though her prominence has earned her a fair number of detractors. Only one month ago, Kendall was the source of some fierce backstabbing from anonymous models who claimed she’d bought her career and had no more talent than a coat rack.

Rihanna Kendall Jenner feud 1

One of the alleged consequences of Kendall Jenner’s appearance at this year’s Victoria’s Secret fashion show was the omission–which at least one high-profile publication called “shocking“–of British modeling icon Jourdan Dunn, who had walked for Victoria’s Secret three years running, and seemed a shoo-in for the 2015 show. When the lingerie giant named Kendall to its stable instead, Dunn vented her displeasure, referring to the show and company as “BS” in a series of since-deleted tweets.

At the same time, Rihanna canceled her scheduled performance at the event. Reps for the icon said the cancelation was due to unfinished material that needed more work…but insiders say the real reason is that Rihanna, who’s grown close to Dunn over the years, is as fed up with her friend over Kendall’s inclusion.

The other participant in the Rihanna Kendall Jenner feud doesn’t appear to be too troubled by the allegations. Kendall recently shared a pair of behind-the-scenes photos of herself prepping for the show–one with fellow Victoria’s Secret model Behati Prinsloo:

rehearsal ✔️ learning from one of the best @behatiprinsloo #VSFashionShow2015

A photo posted by Kendall Jenner (@kendalljenner) on

final touches at #VS fitting! excited for tomorrow ??

A photo posted by Kendall Jenner (@kendalljenner) on

CBS will air tonight’s show on December 8th.


(Photo credits: Rihanna Kendall Jenner feud via Instagram)

website statistics