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Bad Gal Riri has now graced her sixth cover of the iconic Vogue magazine and while the singer and entrepreneur just announced the release of her visual autobiography, Rihanna also made a passionate statement about the NFL and the opportunity of performing for the Super Bowl halftime show.
In the latest issue of the fashion publication, the “Anti” singer details her stand in solidarity with former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick. Now, we all know that Kaepernick lost his contract with San Francisco after kneeling during the National Anthem in protest of police brutality and racism. Ri was approached to have performed during the 2018 ceremony but ended up turning down the offer, telling Vogue:
I couldn’t dare do that. For what? Who gains from that? Not my people. I just couldn’t be a sellout. I couldn’t be an enabler. There’s things within that organization that I do not agree with at all, and I was not about to go and be of service to them in any way.
Rihanna also didn’t hold back when it came to speaking out against Trump and the mass shooting epidemic that is gravely affecting minorities, specifically. Ri expresses her devastation and concern stating, “People are being murdered by war weapons that they legally purchase. This is just not normal. That should never, ever be normal. 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.” Rihanna continues explaining, “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 most mentally ill human being in America right now seems to be the president.”
Rihanna didn’t only talk about the importance of social justice issues for the Vogue feature, but our favorite bad gal opened up about the possibility of having kids in her future, which she stated, “Without a doubt.”
Peep the Vogue looks below!
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