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Because Cheryl Lynn Got Blocked By Anita Baker on Twitter

Last night, Cheryl Lynn took to Twitter to let us all know about how she’s been hurt by her old friend, Anita Baker, who has blocked her on Twitter. Two R&B aunties from days of yore.

Let’s be clear. I do not call what happened a beef. One person tweeting to the ether while blocked by the other is a MONOLOGUE. If a tree falls in the woods and the leaves run and no one curr, does it really fall? Who knows? But yeah, that was not a beef.

It started with the a tweet from Cheryl, after she realized that Anita has put her in Twitter purgatory.

And it escalated to her tweeting about how she ain’t even did nothing and what had happened was they’ve been friends for so long and this just ain’t right or just. She basically turned into Keith Sweat and it got kinda embarrassing. Then Cheryl had the nerve to tweet “We’re too OLD to be petty, just call me and we can settle this like adults. Ppl look up to us. We’re OG’S in this biz.”

GIRL. Self-awareness is mad busy. You are all INDEED too old for this. YOU are too old to be doing all this on Twitter.

And then Cheryl ended her rant basically asking people to check her resume and her career receipts. I want so much better for her because I just wanted one of her friends (who ain’t blocked her yet) to call her phone and go “Cheryl, getcho ass off Twitter and come to my house. We need to sit on the veranda and talk.” I figure everyone who is over 60 got a veranda. Don’t ask me why.

Cheryl Lynn Anita Baker

I stole this pic from Tea & Breakfast’s post on the matter. Shoutout to them.

All of this and of course no response from Anita Baker. Cheryl’s tweets were caught up in Anita’s rapture. She ain’t seen them joints. Also, this was late at night so by that point, she had probably put on her nighttime stretchy pants and smeared Pond’s all over her face and neck so her Black continues to not crack nor wrinkle. Miss Baker’s bonnet was securely on and she was in bed for her restful night of sleep, unbothered by the shenanigans. While Cheryl was on Twitter CAPS CAPS CAPS and making herself look bad in 140 character spurts.

Bless that mess. I support the Anita Baker Tweet Through It Movement. I want her to come on Twitter today asking everyone if they got good rest too. And when someone asks her “Did you see Cheryl Lynn’s tweets?” She should reply with “Who?”

Beyonce sips tea gif

Let me tell you why I’m side-eying the hell outta Cheryl. I’ve had friends (and know people) who behave like her. Who knows WHY Anita blocked her? If they’ve been friends since 1980 as she claims, then I’m sure something happened where Baker was ready to get her out her space. Now… there are people who will do something to offend you and then cry wolf when you cut them off and go on a tour to talk about how they feel wronged. As if you don’t have the right to maintain the circle you want.

I’m not saying that’s what happened here but to make this into a public cry waschildish of Cheryl. This is not how you handle conflict with someone you’ve done for *counts on fingers and carries the 2* 35 GOODT years.

Oh, aunties. Y’all can’t be doing this online like this. If y’all can’t call each other up instead of inviting the world into your business as we all refill our containers of popcorn because we love gossip (I REALLY do). Come on, Beloveds.

come on oooh

Lemme sip this hot tea, doe. I got some more in the kitchen if you want.

Soooo Cheryl ain’t gon be bringing the drank to Anita’s Annual Labor Day picnic this year. That sucks.

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  1. KpNeedsANap
    May 28, 2015 at 10:19 am

    1. Cheryl is releasing an album this month. This ain’t the way to do press, Mama. This ain’t it. Doth quote that insurance commercial: this isn’t how this works. This isn’t how any of this works.

    2. I was low-key hoping for a Denzel meme to pop up talking bout how those dames have been fighting over him since high school. Something truly ignorant like that would’ve made my heart smile.

    • V
      May 28, 2015 at 10:34 am

      Dames! !

    • May 28, 2015 at 1:53 pm


      Maybe Ms. Baker got the last one of Uncle Denzel’s tasty, tender, ain’t-been-boiled ribs…

    • BSW
      May 28, 2015 at 2:09 pm

      PLEASE create a Denzel meme for this!

  2. RP14_96
    May 28, 2015 at 10:31 am

    This has tickled me this morning! Thanks for keeping me informed, because I didn’t even know Ms. Cheryl had a twitter account!

  3. May 28, 2015 at 10:49 am

    Blame “Golden Girls” for us thinking all old folks got verandas, elaborate patios and of course… a ‘lanai” . “clicks my kitten heels w/ a full pitcher of lemonade and a caftan”

    That seems like the life though (LOL)!

  4. Courtney H
    May 28, 2015 at 11:37 am

    So..if they have been friends since the 80’s, doesn’t she have her number? For all we know, Aunt Anita hit the wrong button on the twitter and blocked her by accident? Doesn’t she have her address?

    Who goes on twitter asking why they were blocked? That is a lesson in futility. The person that can answer the question won’t be able to do so because they can’t see it. Because….blocked. The alternative is that she was hoping that someone would retweet it so that Auntie can see it, and if that is how Cheryl handles issues, then she needs to be blocked.

    • NiHi
      May 28, 2015 at 9:35 pm

      At this age it’s Aunt Nita ‘nem.

  5. May 28, 2015 at 11:42 am

    Trust and believe, everyone 60 and above does not have a veranda. Nor do I know anyone in that age group who wants one! We just happy to be alive! Come on Cheryl, it’s got to be real and Anita, don’t make me go wayyy back and quote what Luther said about you! Ladies, ain’t nobody got time for that! Great post Luvvie!!

    • La Mala
      May 28, 2015 at 11:54 am

      Wait, what did Luther say about Ms. Baker? I need to know.

      • Me2Cafe
        May 28, 2015 at 1:27 pm

        Luther and Anita were on tour together briefly because they both had hit albums out at the same time. The tour ended abruptly and Luther went on Oprah and said that Anita went on stage during their shared tour and covered some of HIS songs on their tour. Luther told Oprah, “people only do what they’re big and bad enough to do”. Anita got kicked off the tour and they never toured together again.

        • Empress
          May 29, 2015 at 5:18 am

          Well. Damb. I miss show do miss me some Loofa. Wudn’t he just the King of Messy and spoke the truth on the real. And Oprah is the G.O.A.T for getting the gossip outcha. Kids these days need to break out mommas vhs tapes and take notes from the most Professional Petty ever.

        • May 29, 2015 at 12:18 pm

          That’s it… But there’s more
          *sips my tea and cross my legs*
          “I ain’t one to gossip, so you ain’t hear it from me”
          Laughing Very Loud

    • Michele
      May 28, 2015 at 12:53 pm

      Oh right. I can’t remember what Loofer said but there was a lot of bad blood that came out of that tour they did together.

    • SallyJo
      July 2, 2015 at 7:52 am

      I know it’s well after the fact date-wise, but:

      I *cried* for at least 5 straight minutes over this! (“…Caught up in the rapture”, “..Night time stretchy pants”, “Smeared Ponds all over her face and neck”, etc.). As a matter of fact, I’m crying right now!!

      Just wanted to throw this out there. I’m in the same age group as the Aunties (a few years younger, but still), and ain’t ne’er one of ’em 60 yet! Ya’ll need to quit it!

      (And as you get to be closer to 60, maybe even as young as 45 or so, you may realize that your “old people number” will need to be raised considerably…)

      Thanks for the best laugh I’ve had in months!

  6. May 28, 2015 at 12:04 pm

    “Cheryl’s tweets were caught up in Anita’s rapture.” I cackled!

  7. circa1908
    May 28, 2015 at 12:18 pm

    look I have a brother that stays blocked for his shenanigans, I love him with all my heart but I don’t need his karma in my social media feed. Poor Cheryl all in her feelings while Auntie Anita humming a lullaby

    • May 28, 2015 at 12:22 pm

      I feel the same way about some of my friends and fam. They get mad about it sometimes but I really can’t be bothered… like Ms. Baker. LOL! I could use a good Wendy WIlliams dish about this right sitchuation about now.

  8. May 28, 2015 at 12:20 pm

    LOL! This made for great tea with my morning bagel. Cheryl should’ve kept it to one tweet if she just had to say anything. But I definitely got a kick out of her tirade and hey, she’ll probably get some mileage out of this truthfully speaking. Anita is known for being a bit of a diva but who knows why she was blocked? Alls I know is, this tickled my soul.

  9. notconvincedgranny
    May 28, 2015 at 12:34 pm

    In one corner: Cheryl “remember my song? wanna hear it? here go…” Lynn.

    In the other corner: Anita “mumbles with marbles in my mouth” Baker.

    Both y’all need better friends.

    • May 28, 2015 at 11:20 pm

      I am #crine over here. Go sit in the corner! Go’on nah. Git!

  10. Rob
    May 28, 2015 at 12:35 pm

    from my friend @akacharleswade on twitter from Anita’s POV:

    “So what did you think when you saw those tweets from Cheryl Lynn?!” “Who?” “… and then this bitch gone say she ain’t a one hit wonder but got her “hits” listed in her bio. Girl.” “Cheryl Lynn said she got hits. I said, ‘Bitch, where?!’ She said ‘all up on Billboard.’ And I said, “Bitch, where?!” “Y’all know I’m from Detroit. I’d cut that bitch if she wasn’t wearing and industrial-strength waist trainer.” “It just felt so… Ciara of her. You know?! To challenge me. Me. Anita. To question my vocals. So Ciara.” “It’s just like, sweetie, we should know the hits if they’re hits. You shouldn’t have to remind us. Your name should” “You see, when you hear my name, Anita Baker, your favorites… the hits… well, they’re abundant.” “But when you hear of a Cheryl Lynn… your mind wonders. Was she my nurse once?! Is she a deaconess?! Who?!” “Who, or what, is a Cheryl Lynn?! That is the question, y’all. Let’s start there.” “You know, I still got it. I still got my Vaseline. I still got my “let’s get it, bitch” boots. I’m still Detroit!” “I’m not shocked she came at me for attention. I’m shocked she questioned my vocals. That’s what gets you cut.” “To be honest, I think I blocked her after I had her greens at a potluck dinner party. Yep, that’s why.” “Her greens were so fucking gritty. And I have veneers from the 80s, chile. That bitch had to catch a block!” “Beef?! With who?! Chile, I’m wearing three pair of Spanx tonight. Mama can catch it after the function.”

    • howlingbanshee
      May 28, 2015 at 12:55 pm

      “Nurse” and “deaconness” ruined me today. Y’all are too much.

    • Jen Jen
      May 28, 2015 at 2:59 pm

      “Her greens were so fucking gritty. ” – And, I’m done. HA!

    • mistyfee
      May 28, 2015 at 5:39 pm

      Laws that was hilarious!!!!! Lmbo

    • jinks jones
      May 29, 2015 at 11:04 pm

      I’m from Detroit… and damn!! I about fell out my chair laughing, cause that’s how we do up there!

      Cheryl better be careful! Auntie Anita ain’t one to toy with.

      Those Detroit people loves them some Auntie Anita, Cheryl better keep her Twitter game tight cause they coming and snatching wigs off everybody if she keeps coming for Auntie like that!!!

  11. May 28, 2015 at 12:37 pm

    Miss Cheryl doesn’t have Miss Anita’s phone number? You text your friends who may have accidentally blocked you because they were messing with Twitter without their glasses. 😉

  12. howlingbanshee
    May 28, 2015 at 12:59 pm

    The worst thing is there’s a bunch of people who know the name Anita Baker, but this is the first they will ever hear of Cheryl Lynn, and I’m not so sure that’s gonna go over well in building a new fan base out of these younguns.

  13. Drea823
    May 28, 2015 at 1:03 pm

    “Nighttime stretchy pants” sent me over, you hear me Lovette?! I can’t breathe!

    Ms. Lynn got all the way in her feelings and Ms. Baker was thoroughly unbothered. I’m guessing she was drinking her coffee whilst gazing at her awards wall and counting her receipts. Lol!

  14. Renners
    May 28, 2015 at 1:50 pm

    I too figured everyone over 60 has a veranda or at the very least a lanai!

  15. Shar
    May 28, 2015 at 2:26 pm

    Auntie Anita was in her bed singing “No One in the World” cares about you Cheryl so go to sleep!

  16. Christopher
    May 28, 2015 at 2:36 pm

    I’m so excited that civil rights activists fought so hard getting hosed, beaten, and insulted so that we would have a right to education, so that you could use bad English and not proofread your “article.”

    You go, girl.

    • May 28, 2015 at 2:45 pm

      Please appeal to the spirits of Malcolm X and MLK on my behalf. Help me to get the ancestors to forgive me. Pray to Harriet, won’t you Christopher? Thank you, concerned brother.

      • Nae
        May 28, 2015 at 9:17 pm

        I am just thankful that I happened upon this post. You are hilarious! A welcome break from the monotony.

    • Shoni
      May 28, 2015 at 2:45 pm

      Son…you must be new, here.

    • sbee
      May 28, 2015 at 2:51 pm

      What’s up with that run-on sentence, though?

    • Avonne
      May 28, 2015 at 3:16 pm

      You seem lost.

    • Harlemgirl
      May 28, 2015 at 3:24 pm

      and the award for passive aggressive asshole goes to..C’mon Chris..wanna take a guess??

    • Blackspice
      May 28, 2015 at 3:26 pm

      Cheryl.girl is that you??

      • Ro
        May 28, 2015 at 4:54 pm


      • ndini_tsors
        May 28, 2015 at 6:17 pm

        *chortles* Yep, must be Cheryl!

      • LadyLarke
        June 1, 2015 at 1:29 pm


    • Yetunde
      May 28, 2015 at 4:05 pm

      I don’t know you personally Christopher, but I’m guessing your panties be all bunched up right now. Take deep breaths and think about raindrops on roses and crisp apple strudles.

      • Christophers Edges
        May 28, 2015 at 4:19 pm

        Yetunde, you win! I officially cackled at crisp apple strudels.

        ChrisTOpher, I suggest you read the new timers directions before commenting. Oh, and it is okay to use a period or duece.

        Good Day Sir.

    • Courtney
      May 28, 2015 at 6:41 pm

      I am imagining the “you go, girl” being promptly followed by three snaps in a Z formation and finally a raise the roof motion.

    • Gemsmom
      May 28, 2015 at 8:50 pm

      Might I suggest the Glossary for newcomers to Luvvie’s BLOG (not “article”)? If not, take your lost self to another blog, or just give up on the interwebs altogether. #thanxbye

    • Susan
      May 28, 2015 at 10:46 pm

      It’s a humor blog, ijit, not a book. Now, when she write her book, … Oh, wait. You ain know? She got a book deal. Are you going to proofread her book? Nawl, fool, cuz you ain’t got nan education, credentials, nuffin. Where yo book deal, ya smarty-art ninja? Maaaaan, GTFOH and have a seat sommeres on hater row.

  17. Capricorn
    May 28, 2015 at 2:47 pm

    ^^^ sir. No one asked you. No one asked you anything at all. You may geaux.

    • May 29, 2015 at 1:42 pm

      “Geaux” literally took the wind from me!!! Looooooooooool!!!

  18. M
    May 28, 2015 at 2:51 pm

    *pops in best of cd*

    No matter how many times I put her to the side looking for something new I keep coming back to my nighttime dose of Ponds cold cream. #alligot

  19. Monique
    May 28, 2015 at 3:56 pm

    Nita at home giving some gumbo the best that she got and Cheryl in her feelings…trying to be real…LMAO!

  20. FLY2K
    May 28, 2015 at 4:18 pm

    She’s also too old to be on Twitter and saying “ppl” and “biz”.

  21. Jay
    May 28, 2015 at 4:37 pm

    Hi Chris, may I call you Chris? Good, now you must be new here or having a really bad day because someone pissed in each individual hole of your bowl of Cheerios this blessed morning Sug. See the “About” tab? It’s the next one after “Home” acquaint thyself with it and if the Spirit doesn’t move you in that direction I’m sure on your hurried journey to the comment section, you of course that that beautiful cartoon drawing of our beloved sister girl riiigghhtttt beneath that is a paragraph explaining who she is. The first two words there say “Wacky Wordsmith” you can’t miss it, it’s in red letters Hon. Now not sure why you’re so mad or why your brought your soap box with you but you should get laid…quickly….for every bodies sake mostly yours.

  22. May 28, 2015 at 5:08 pm

    “GivingYouTheBestOfTheseBlocks” – troy brown

  23. Lolac
    May 28, 2015 at 5:40 pm

    Everyone knows Anita Baker. But who on earth is Cheryl Lynn?

  24. Mms
    May 28, 2015 at 6:21 pm

    Baby come show auntie nini how to work the Twitter. OK auntie nini. Auntie nini u blocked Cheryl. Auntie nini: Cheryl who?. Girl ain’t nobody worried about no Cheryl, come over here and show Me how to …….

    • May 29, 2015 at 1:05 am


    • howlingbanshee
      May 29, 2015 at 6:54 pm

      Okay so Behavior and Chill just breezed right on by LuvvNation and didn’t even bother to stop in and say “Hey.”

      All y’all are too much.

  25. Jessi
    May 28, 2015 at 8:47 pm

    If the Golden Girls taught me anything, it’s that you always have a chat out on the lanai! Everyone over 60 has a lanai!

  26. SAMDiva
    May 28, 2015 at 8:51 pm

    Woowoo LAWD! I can’t decide which amused me more. The article and it’s foolishment or y’all going in on poor, uninformed Christopher. Either way, I have lived (and died) tonight. Thanks y’all!

  27. Miss D
    May 29, 2015 at 12:58 am

    Soooo… Who knew that tee tee Anita and tee tee Cheryl knew what the interwebs or the twitters even were!?!? But, further more… How inappropriate of our elders… They could have used their respective olive green rotary phones with the long handset cords– that we all know they still have mounted on the wall in their kitchens next to the (mounted wooden spoons like on Good Times) to call one another with this madness. If either weren’t home, we also know that they also still have answering machines they could have left these messages on. C’mon ya’ll, really?!?!? Ain’t nobody got tah-yyyme fa’ dis!?!?! In my best tee tee Anita voice, “You really aren’t givin’ us the best that you’ve got…baybaaaaay.” SMH

    • howlingbanshee
      May 29, 2015 at 6:55 pm

      Olive green.

  28. Klysha
    May 29, 2015 at 9:41 am

    I’m just amazed that either of them has a Twitter account. My guess is Anita probably doesn’t even know she blocked Cheryl Lynn. Probably hit the block button by accident while she was trying to answer a phone call.

  29. Dawn
    May 30, 2015 at 10:53 am

    Well for starters do we know that Anita Baker is actually managing her own Twitter feed? Many celebs don’t have time to administer their Twitter accounts and have third parties managing their feeds. It may be that she’s not even aware of what’s going on. That being said, it was funny reading that Anita has supposedly re-tweeted Iyanla Vanzant’s tweet saying, “Is drama destroying your life? Iyanla Fix My Life would like to hear from you”, so I had to wonder if this was a side swipe.

    Also the @itscheryllynn Twitter account is not a verified account, which means that it may very well be someone holding themselves out as Cheryl Lynn but not the actual person, which would be reason enough for Anita to have blocked the account.

    Seriously though, if this is the real Cheryl Lynn and she and Anita have really been friends for as long as she’s stated, why hasn’t Cheryl just picked up the phone to ask Anita if there’s a problem rather than throwing shade on Twitter. There may be some simple misunderstanding that has been blown all out of proportion in such a public way. Sort it out ladies.

  30. Anne
    May 30, 2015 at 7:31 pm

    I’m late to the pordee, but Auntie Cheryl knows she did something to piss off Auntie Nita! Do you know how long it would take me to realize someone blocked me on Twitter?!!! Like never! Auntie Cheryl went looking to see if Auntie Nita was in the land of pissedivity because of her. Taking to Twitter to spew monologues at the person that BLOCKED you?! DA HECK?!!

  31. matador1015
    May 30, 2015 at 9:16 pm

    So everyone’s ignoring one EMPOTENT fact: Anita Baker is still trying to pass off that picture taken about 30 years and 50 pounds ago? That profile pic is way past its freshness date!