We were pretty surprised yesterday, June 9, when Glee actress Naya Rivera (Santana) deleted her Twitter account without explanation. Her actions left her fans stunned, saddened, and looking for answers; and although Naya hasn’t commented on why she deleted her Twitter account, we have our theories on why she opted to shrink her social media presence.
It’s no secret that the past few months have been tough for Naya on both a personal and professional level. In April she and rapper Big Sean called off their engagement amidst allegations that he was cheating on her and she was too controlling. Naya’s Twitter page actually played a big role in their split, first alerting fans that there was trouble in paradise for the couple.
Just before Big Sean’s rep released a statement about the split, Naya sent a cryptic tweet that said, “@BigSean stealing rolexes from a lady’s house now. Maybe cuz I’m on Glee and making more money or something. #triflin.” The tweet was quickly deleted, but not before we were able to grab a screenshot. Whatever went down, it’s clear that Naya was not a happy camper.
Then, just a few weeks later, there were rumors that Naya was dropped from her record label and fired from Glee after an on-set fight with co-star Lea Michele (Rachel). Naya’s rep quickly denied both stories, even theorizing that “someone obviously has an agenda to damage Naya’s good name and the media.”
Naya may have not been fired from the FOX dramedy — series co-creator Ryan Murphy has said he wants her back for Season 6 — but she was written out of the Season 5 finale. Lea later revealed that she wasn't even at work the day the alleged altercation took place, and other reports suggested that Naya’s issues were with one of the show’s producers instead.
As far as we know, nothing major has happened in the past few days, but our best guess is that Naya was just overwhelmed by all of the Twitter chatter about her and her personal life. After the Big Sean split was announced, Naya thanked her fans for their love and support, but we all know there are just as many (if not more) haters out there.
Hopefully Naya will get back on Twitter once some of this cools down, but if she decides not to continue using the social media site, then rest assured her Instagram account is still active — at least we’ll have one way to keep up with our favorite gal!
Why do you think Naya deleted her Twitter account? Share your thoughts and theories in the comments below!