Bethenny Frankel: Rihanna is a ‘much less inspired’ performer than Pink

I wish I could find that white lady TikToker who broke down Bethenny Frankel’s whole energy and vibe, which the TikToker described as “it’s giving Bitter Hag.” I think about that every time I write about Bethenny these days, and by that I mean, Bethenny knows she’s going to get attention every time she brings her bitter energy towards successful Black women. Recently, Bethenny has spent a lot of time talking about how much she hates the Duchess of Sussex. But did you also know that Bethanny Frankel has sh-t to say about Rihanna?

Bethenny Frankel wasn’t wowed by Rihanna’s Super Bowl 2023 halftime show. The “Real Housewives of New York City” alum found the 34-year-old’s performance “good not great,” she admitted in an Instagram video Monday. The former reality star recalled once attending a Rihanna concert the same month she saw Pink live, calling the “Umbrella” singer a “much less inspired” performer than the 43-year-old rocker.

“It wasn’t even comparable,” Frankel, 52, said. “Pink was just so incredibly passionate.”

As for Sunday’s show, the ex Bravolebrity noted that taking the stage while pregnant with baby No. 2 “could not have been easy” for Rihanna.

Despite her lukewarm reaction to the gig, Frankel clarified that she considers Rihanna a “winner” whether her “performance was amazing or not” because her makeup company, Fenty Beauty, “won the Super Bowl in the beauty category…Rihanna was touching up with her makeup, and her whole entire makeup brand flew and paid for all these influencers to go to the Super Bowl. They’re going to do hundreds of millions of dollars in sales.”

[From Page Six]

Does Bethenny understand that no one needs her input? I get that she’s trying to style herself as a social media influencer – even though she’s regularly dragged on all platforms – but every time she’s getting attention, it’s because she doesn’t have the good sense god gave a goose. Can I just say? Bethenny has consistently tried to “analyze” women of color from a “businesswoman” perspective, but she always gets fundamental things wrong about business. Rihanna is a billionaire already with successful clothing, intimates and beauty lines, in addition to her wildly successful music career. Bethenny is just some Real Housewife wannabe influencer trying to market her own body dysmorphia, bigotry and self-hatred to a larger audience.

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  1. Southern Fried says:

    I came to pile on but you said it perfectly.

  2. nutella toast says:

    Social media wanna be influencer Karen = Skaren

    • Tacky says:

      Racist trash is trashy.

      • nutella toast says:

        @Tacky Always. You wonder how they can look in the mirror every day and congratulate themselves…on what??? Making the world a worse place? We have plenty of hate on this earth, thank you. Don’t need more.

  3. TIFFANY says:

    Pink is somewhere yelling, keep my name out your mouth, Heffa.

  4. Cessily says:

    I have never watched anything of hers except various rants posted on social media that end up in my timeline. She seems to have a huge issue with any and every smart, successful and talented black and biracial woman that are loved and have extremely loyal fan bases. Sad for any kids she has that hate and racism are all she will be known for.

  5. Pocket Litter says:

    Why can’t she just go away and then stay away?

  6. Yup, Me says:

    Bethenny should concern herself with moisturizing her perpetually dry ass skin and whatever capsular contraction is happening in her left breast implant.

    She always seems ashy and sad. It’s not a good look.

    Making a living constantly trying to get attention by talking shit about other people seems so bad for the spirit.

    • Debbie says:

      No moisturizer could fix that picture above. There’s not enough Oil of Olay in the world. Now, if only she could see the picture for herself, it might cure her of the impulse to show off her surgeon’s work in garment made for someone without plastic surgery, or a better doctor.

    • JDMyrick says:

      Sounds like she mad because she will never be asked to work with the Fenty Brand.

  7. Ameerah M says:

    I’m not a Rihanna fat AT ALL – for various reasons. but bitter WW like Bethenny makes me want to defend her because they’re so unhinged in their hatred of successful Black women. This bish is just mad that there are Black women who are prettier, more successful, and more LIKED than she is.

    • Krista says:

      I have mad respect for Rhianna – not a huge fan of her music, but she’s put out some bangers, and although the halftime show left me a little “meh” I still think she’s a great performer and business woman. I don’t understand why white women feel the need to shit on successful black women just because of the colour of their skin, and their total lack of self-awareness that sharing their opinion isn’t the flex they think it is.

  8. Jais says:

    Being racist to get attention. Very MTG. That need for attention, even if it gets everyone calling you a racist B, is something else.

    • SourcesclosetoKate says:

      It’s a mental illness, her type get off on bringing people down, they live for that moment

      • Voominvava says:

        It definitely is a ‘condition’ of sorts. I had a light bulb moment the other day when the Ellen wedding vow video came out and M&H were there. Ellen and Bethany used to be close. I remember her on her show a LOT. I bet Ellen isn’t her friend anymore and she is upset, that’s most of the reason she would have such a hate for Meghan, among other things. It all just screams jealousy and desperation to be noticed.

  9. Emmi says:

    Not today, Satan. Not today.

    It’s like comparing Beyoncé and Adele. Why? Two completely different styles, performances, etc. It’s unnecessary and boring. Next.

    • Blue Nails Betty says:

      This is what I don’t understand about these kinds of comparisons. I am capable of enjoying music from a wide variety of singers/bands so why bother comparing them? Why not just enjoy them on their own?

  10. Well Wisher says:

    There is a desperation in this new round of culture wars.
    This is so familiar, like the reagan years, a reboot.
    That time, the critics all matched in the civil rights movement events.
    Instigates by Rufo with attacks on CRT, all right wing poli-tricks and their liberal counter parts, take dead aim at black women.
    That way, it becomes a distraction to those women in order to slow their progress, Toni Morrison, intoned a similar sentiment in more articulate and profound manner.

    Successful black women just have to remember what made them successful, quarreling with medicores is not how one keep that position.

    Look for constructive criticism and know your limits.

    The response crickets…..

    • It Really Is You, Not Me says:

      This is a thought that I am processing, so I apologize in advance if it is inarticulate. I notice that there’s also a specific type of racism by razor-thin, WASPy white women against curvy women of color who are comfortable with letting their sexuality be part of their act or business. Specifically, I’m thinking that Bethenny Frankel would never say something like this about Viola Davis or Shonda Rhimes, but women like her feel threatened in some way by a woman of color who is considered sensual. Or maybe WWs just never believed there was a place for their sensuality in business and so resent a WOC who doesnt play by those racist and archaic rules. Also, by all evidence, Rihanna doesn’t give an F about catching a billionaire hedge fund manager, and it makes women like Bethany mad that a WOC might not want the thing she’s spent her entire life working towards and making other women believe that they need to be working towards. It’s like some kind of attack on her very reason for existence. Just another side of the coin of all the WWs who believed that Meghan Markle should’ve been grateful for the bullying and attacks on her because she should’ve been grateful to be made a princess.
      Gatekeeping indeed.

  11. aquarius64 says:

    Clout chasing loser in the highest order.

  12. girl_ninja says:

    So it is clear that this frog faced troll has decided to lean into her jealousy, hatred and envy of of black women. Her criticism gets people calling her out on social media, so she gets the attention she craves. Such a pathetic way to live.

  13. one of the marys says:

    “no one needs her input”
    What an excellent put down and summation. What a tiresome existence this one has

  14. Ceej says:

    Bethany is 100% of the era where to be a success you had to be just like a white man to get a seat and now that she did that and clawed her way up, she is so resentful of women who are successful as they are, especially women of colour. She believes she should get to gatekeep the way men did her, and to do that, she cannot stop punching down and attacking women of colour who aren’t seeking validation to do their thing.

    It’s like being hazed but told once you’re in you get to do it, and knowing how awful it was but still insisting on hazing because “it was done to me”.

    She could be a successful personality redeemed by her charity work but she just. Cannot. Let. It. Go. She will never be successful enough to the point she doesn’t need to attack someone else to feel good about herself. (Doesn’t help she couldn’t make it in tv after walking away from housewives).

    Also I get the feeling from her shows she is very resentful of women happy in their relationships (and maybe a bit spiteful when someone has a partner they can have kids with?) I used to like her in early RHNY when she had less success but was less bitter. Odd how those two have worked out for her.

    • Ameerah M says:

      Nah this is very much WW behavior. Has nothing to do with WM.

    • Em says:

      Very well said, Ceej!

      I hadn’t thought of it that way, but I completely agree with all you said. Bethenny is such a sad and pathetic person.

  15. Amy Bee says:

    “Bethenny is just some Real Housewife wannabe influencer trying to market her own body dysmorphia, bigotry and self-hatred to a larger audience.”

    Nuff said.

  16. L84Tea says:

    Yick, someone needs to clamp this has-been’s robo-jaw shut.

  17. K.Tate says:

    Bethany is a troll. That tic tok is spot on! (The vocal fry was hard at first though.)

  18. Vienne says:

    Pink probably wasn’t pregnant during that performance, there’s a reason for different energy. I’d still rather see Rihanna than pink live, even if rih lip syncs, better catalog and I prefer her fashion (other than that bustier with nipples tho) pink has a lot of energy but that particular energy is not to everyone’s taste. I quite like rih’s general mood

  19. Sue E Generis says:

    Old Beth is lookin’ rough. She needs some peace in her life.

  20. Josephine says:

    She is truly one of those women whose bitterness has sucked any attractiveness from her. She looks unwell, unhealthy, unhappy.

  21. Fancyhat says:

    Bethany absolutely sucks as a human being and apparently in applying moisturizer.

    However Pink is a better performer than Rihanna by far. Rihanna has the bigger hits but Pink goes all out performing. Pink isn’t at Shakira or Beyoncé level but she’s good

  22. Southern Fried says:

    I just saw on Twitter a picture of BFrankel heads together smiling, holding a drink with George Santos. Or whatever the hell his name is. Perfect match.

  23. CherriePie84 says:

    Pink and Rihanna are two very different performers and have totally different vibes. The two cannot be compared. I love Pink but I’m not into her performances with the mid-air suspensions and all. Pink is an “Entertainer” Rihanna doesn’t need to do all of that and she has never pretended to be acrobatic or even a dancer. The comparison does not make sense.

  24. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    Bless her little pea-pickin’ heart.

  25. AnneL says:

    She is definitely giving “I’m too old to be wearing this dress.”

    Don’t get me wrong, I think women of all ages should wear what makes them comfortable, what they find flattering. But she doesn’t really seem comfortable there. She’s trying too hard to look sexy and youthful, like she’s going clubbing. It’s sad.

    And why the need to compare Rihanna and Pink anyway? They can both be dynamic in their own ways.

  26. Green Desert says:

    Nailed it, @Kaiser. I read this trash’s opinion and thought hmm, she’s often coming for women of color. God Frankel’s such a troll but I can’t help but comment. Waiting for her to join Fox News any second now.

    • Mabs A'Mabbin says:

      She’s got it down. How about this Beth, all the other housewives are much prettier, richer and more savvy than you. (I don’t even watch that trash). See? Even peasants can play these games

  27. Stacy Dresden says:

    We already knew she is a huge racist

  28. Elon's Sink says:

    Bethenny with the wonky boobs needs to have a whole damn stadium of seats.

  29. Princess Caroline says:

    Can this racist stick figure just go away already? She only seems to open her mouth to slag on WOC. So freaking gross

  30. Steph B says:

    Just say you hate black women and be done with it. I’m realizing that some people HATE to see black women in general but specifically those of us at peace in our hearts, minds and bodies.

  31. SIde Eye says:

    All of you nailed it. I spent over 2 miserable decades living in the south and she is everywhere down there. If you’re a pretty or accomplished WOC here they come with their joker faces and pursed lips armed with backhanded compliments or outright insults depending on their mood to steal your joy, make you feel unwelcome or otherwise you. They are determined to let you know they are in charge at school, the park, hockey rinks, baseball fields, and restaurants.

    They also expect you to mind their mediocre, bratty kids like you’re their unpaid nanny and show up with a long list of they can’ts and it’s all shit they do right at home. They just love telling you no sugar or no TV cause it makes them feel like the boss. They never reciprocate and when it’s time to go to their lake house they take their White friends. Hard pass bitches.

    I became extremely unpopular with these Karens when i started to treat them and speak to them exactly as they spoke to me.

    i would ask dumb ass questions like:

    is that your real hair? Real eye color? Are those contacts? Why are you going to Jamaica for Spring Break? Are you from there?

    My favorite: where are you from? Answer Michigan. Me screwing up my face like no way that can’t be right. Ok where are your parents from?

    The best thing about living in New England has been the dramatic decrease in unpleasant interactions with women. Here White women smile at you in the street. They give genuine compliments. They go to hockey games to support their kids not to put down other women. Are there some Karen’s here? Sure. But they aren’t the norm.

    Black excellence is a hell of a trigger for racists especially if the one slaying is a Black woman. Remember the Karen who could not even accept an award without taking the Williams sisters down a peg? So none of this surprises me. In fact I was expecting this from her. She’s a few hours late in fact.

    Pathetic. She’d fit right in my old neighborhood. She’d run the PTA and the cocaine and key parties.

    Frigging loser.

  32. crazyoldlady says:

    coming for black women – like this – feels racist. Bethenny maybe should keep their names out of her mouth??

  33. Beverley says:

    Coming for Black women is a sport for some of these heffas. Fans/Racists/Karens cheer them on because these bigots are saying aloud what they wish they themselves were bold/stupid enough to say. This is a tale as old as time. Black excellence must be demeaned and discounted by any means necessary.

    Bethenny won’t stop because of her deep insecurities. She can’t stop. It’s against her worldview that WOC could be more accomplished and popular than she is.

  34. Janice Hill says:

    Even my white 94-year-old mother enjoyed Rihanna’s performance.

  35. SourcesclosetoKate says:

    Yeah but I bet they both dislike you Bethany. No one wants be chosen by a steaming pile of doo doo.

  36. ally says:

    This so absurd because Pink and Rih ONLY lift other women up! They would never be 1. friends with Bethany or 2. GAF what they she says.

  37. Sarah Turner says:

    Lol. She was expressing her opinion. She said Rihanna won the night because Fenty sales went through the roof. Bethenny ran a successful business called “Skinny Girl”. She knows what she’s talking about.

  38. nedra says:

    Its giving basic nonrelevant racist b=tch