During Alicia Keys and John Legend's Verzuz battle to celebrate Juneteenth, Teddy Riley hopped on Instagram to diss comedian Tony Baker after he made one too many jokes at his expense.
"Teddy Riley pulled up! Let's pray that we don't lose the internet connection," the comedian wrote in the comments section.
Riley responded, "Tony Baker if you want to continue being funny you got to let Oh jokes become the pass or you will be stuck in the past brother. Grow up and get money! Remind you to joke Only makes me money but you still broke."
Baker's brother is standup comic, Keenan Baker.
After facing backlash, he hopped online to apologize:
"First of all, I want to say to Tony Baker, my apologies as a brother to a brother," Riley said. "You already know that what I do is music. I don't tell jokes and I don't do the prank thing but sometimes you have to -- when you go to a comedy club or anything -- you have to be able to embrace that."
He continued, "I wasn't looking forward to a meme or a comedian to come out and say 'Teddy Riley' and then John Legend came out and said some stuff, which is cool. I just snapped when it came to Tony and I didn't mean to."
He apologized for making such a stink on Juneteenth.