When it comes to serving shade we can always expect the shadiest from Bajan beauty, Rihanna. Since the origin of her career in the music industry, she has always been very vocal about her nationality. She never shied away from her Bajan background, in fact, one of her first hits “Pon de Replay” was an R&B pop hit with a Caribbean themed undertone. Even upon reaching major heights of success, she has always played an active role when it comes to the economic success and flourish of her home country.
With Rihanna herself being an immigrant and a rag to riches success story, it wouldn’t require much speculation to guess whether she is a fan of Donald Trump and his views and policies on immigration. However, the public was flushed with a wave of shock several days ago when Trump favorited a tweet about Rihanna. The tweet said, “Every new Rihanna interview makes me grow stronger. We stan a work/life balance queen!!!” While the tweet could have been liked based on the philosophy that Rihanna was advocating for in her interview, it could also have been liked because of how she inspires others to find that same balance that she’s obtained. We could definitely label Trump as a Rihanna fan!
Although Trump hasn’t spoken out about his latest Twitter activity, Rihanna did respond to him and his policies on immigration in her own sarcastic and sassy way. She took to Instagram to promote a T-shirt produced by her company Fenty, labeled Immigrant. She posted a photo of herself and several other ethnic women together holding the shirt up. She captioned the photo “Hey” and tagged Trump’s Instagram account. She was also interviewed at the BET Award Show this past weekend, she took the opportunity to shine a light on the injustices behind immigration policies that Trump is enforcing in the United States. She encourages everyone else to speak up on the issues in order to inspire a change.