The singer who did not hold back while speaking with Vogue Magazine on her music, business ventures, and politics – described President Trump as “the most mentally ill human being in America”.
When asked to speak on the back-to-back mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, that claimed the lives of 32 people in August, Rihanna directed her displeasure at President Trump for being so dismissive of mass shootings because they are so often carried out by white men.
“People are being murdered by war weapons that they legally purchase. This is just not normal. That should never, ever be normal,” Rihanna said.
“And the fact that it’s classified as something different because of the color of their skin? It’s a slap in the face. It’s completely racist.”
“Put an Arab man with that same weapon in that same Walmart and there is no way that Trump would sit there and address it publicly as a mental health problem,” the 31-year-old continued.
“The most mentally ill human being in America right now seems to be the president.”
Rihanna’s warning and subsequent legal action come only a week after Pharrell Williams condemned Trump for playing his hit ‘Happy’ at a rally which took place on the same day as the shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue that claimed the lives of 11 people.