Naomi Campbell isn't willing to let her long-standing bitter feud with fellow supermodel Tyra Banks go anytime soon. The British runway star, 50, made her thoughts on their relationship clear as she took to her Instagram Story to repost a link to an article about the pair's bitter situation. And Naomi reported the article - which was written by a US website that suggested Tyra is "the real mean girl". Not adding her own comment on the piece, Naomi opted to simply repost the article on her story, which read: "Here's why fans are starting to think Tyra Banks is the real mean girl, not Naomi Campbell."
The pair haven't seen eye-to-eye for years ever since Tyra claimed then-established supermodel Naomi made her feel unwelcome when she first entered the fashion industry. Speaking about their history, Tyra last year told WSJ: “It wasn’t a rivalry. I’m very sensitive to that word because a rivalry is between two equals to me whereas one was very dominant, she was a supermodel, and I was just this new girl that had got on a plane from Paris and was studying fashion and magazines.
“As much as I was booking fashion shows, people didn’t know I was going home at night crying my eyes out because the woman I was looking up to seemed like she just didn’t want me to be there and was doing everything in her power to make me go away."
The girls first had an open conversation about their feud back in 2005, when Naomi was a guest on The Tyra Show. In an ill-fated attempt to clear the air on their long-standing conflict, Tyra couldn't help but launch into her accusations against Naomi. Tyra went on to bring up the time Naomi had supposedly called her the “B-word” backstage at a fashion show they were both walking in.
She said at the time: “You called me the B-word and said ‘We have a photoshoot to do in Anguilla and it’s not going to be pleasant if you’re talking about me like that."
But the comment didn't go down lightly with Naomi, who instantly defended herself by claiming that she had heard the “tail-end” of Tyra's conversation about her. Tyra went on to accuse Naomi of telling her: "You'll never be me. Don’t think you can be me,” backstage at a fashion show.
But Naomi was not having any of it, firing back: "I'm not someone to go and give myself away and say that to anybody. I’ve never said that in my life. If that’s what you remember, I accept that person, but that doesn’t sound like me to people who know me."
It's clear to see that despite there being water under the bridge, their bitter feud is still far from over.