“She said she has a story to tell. I’m sure she’ll be selling that story,” said Roberts, before adding in a seemingly exasperated tone, “Bye, Felicia.”
For those without an urban dictionary, “Bye, Felicia” — a line from the 1995 comedy “Friday” and 2015’s N.W.A. biopic “Straight Outta Compton” — has become the de rigueur dis of Mean Girls the world over. It’s a way to dismiss someone (“bye”) while also disregarding them (everyone’s a “Felicia”).
Roberts delivered the line — practically as a dramatic aside — and then quickly moved on, spending less than 30 seconds on Manigault. But the Internet doesn’t miss stuff like this: Online reactions and subsequent headlines came flooding in, all cheering Roberts on.