Celebrity twitter feuds are growing in popularity and can be sometimes overly hilarious or very dangerous!
Last Sunday, Soca Queens Fay-Ann Lyons-Alvarez and Destra Garcia were caught in a heated debate over a “retweet.”
Destra can easily be considered the retweet queen; she is known for always retweeting her fans on a daily basis. Destra, who along with Fay-Ann, performed in Barbados the night before (Saturday, July 7, 2012) at the “Outrageous in Red” concert received praises and shoutouts from that event and wasted no time in retweeting…
…until she retweeted this:
Derryn Donaghey @DerrynDonaghey
@trinighyul @destragarcia kind lady, can’t believe Faye-Ann was given more road march wins than her. She and Marshall are the best ever!
A tweet that clearly rattled Fay-Ann, who then tweet responded:
Fay-Ann Lyons @fayannlyons
@DerrynDonaghey @trinighyul @destragarcia not given sweetie!! EARNED!! There is a difference learn it! Besides like yal forgot who daddy IS!
Fay-Ann then went in on Destra alluding to the importance of what is worthy of a retweet and what is not. Fay’s stance was all the fuel Destra’s passionate fans needed to ignite twitter fire.
One fan even thought it fit to create an account called “Destradaughter” to spit fire at Fay-Ann. Destra has since alleged that she had no idea who the individual was and after her brief silence during one part of the twitter beef, came back to calm “Destradaughter” down.
@Destradaughter I may not agree with all u said, but Ty for caring. I love u and appreciate u. You made your point now Let’s all move on.
Though after the fact, Destra “tried” to calm the storm she initially created, things could all been avoided if she had not played into the drama of her fans to cause more discord against a fellow Soca artiste.
And don’t think that it was just about the retweet.
Destra allowed her fans to say that “red skin” people were better than “black people.” One of her fans even called black folks “black bitches” an obvious reference to Fay-Ann’s skin tone. The drama even escalated to Destra’s fan even alluding to black people who attend Junior Sec schools as being unintelligent and not of wholesome character, another shot to Fay-Ann, whom responded that she attended a 7 year high school but that this was uncalled for, especially since many local students had just gotten S.E.A. results for the high school they were attending.
For Fay, Destra’s fan to state such an asinine statement on twitter, could cause a lot of harm to some young fans and their psyche over the schools they were soon to attend.
Even our own Jay Blessed chimed in on her fanpage about the situation:
As much as I want to comment and add missing parts (like the race skin color card being pulled and the discussion of JrSec vs Convent Education) to the Destra and Fay-Ann twitter nonsense started by fans yesterday, I will not. But what I will say is we women already have to deal with so much nonsense as it is. Please do not allow yourself to be a puppet or pawn. Effective communication can prevent many an unnecessary fall out or beef. And if it cannot be rectified….just ignore and more on nah! Retweeting BS to fan more flames equals to one virtually digging a bigger hole for themselves!
Was Destra’s retweet just a simple retweet, was it hype for her upcoming video or was it a confirmation on how she really feels? And did Fay-Ann over-react, should she have left it alone or was she forced to stand her ground?
We hope these two ladies would work things out and encourage peace amongst their fans but we would actually like to see or hear them both in one interview to get to the bottom all this tension…….SOMEBODY SET UP DE TING NAH!