Rihanna Lashes Out Against Trump After He Plays "Don't Stop the Music" at Rally
"Me nor my people would ever be at or around one of those tragic rallies"
According to reporter Philip Rucker, Rihanna's "Don't Stop the Music" was blaring as T-shirts were being launched into the crowd, and everyone was "loving it" — but not Riri.
The singer retweeted Rucker's description of the rally, and declared: "Not for much longer."
She continued, "Me nor my people would ever be at or around one of those tragic rallies, so thanks for the heads up Philip!"
Not for much longer...me nor my people would ever be at or around one of those tragic rallies, so thanks for the heads up philip! https://t.co/dRgRi06GrJ— Rihanna (@rihanna) November 5, 2018
UPDATE (11/6, 9:45 a.m. EST): Rihanna has sent Trump a cease and desist letter, according to Rolling Stone. "As you are or should be aware, Ms. Fenty has not provided her consent to Mr. Trump to use her music," it reads.
Her lawyers also claimed that the improper use of Rihanna's music "creates a false impression that Ms. Fenty is affiliated with, connected to or otherwise associated with Trump."
Trump was at the rally in Chattanooga, TN, to support Republican candidate Marsha Blackburn ahead of tomorrow's midterm elections.
That's the same candidate that Taylor Swift recently denounced for voting against equal pay for women, voting against legislation to protect women from domestic violence and voting against LGBTQ marriage (and voting to allow businesses to refuse service to LGBTQ people). She endorsed Phil Bredesen for Senate and Jim Cooper for the House of Representatives.
Rihanna is also actively encouraging her American fans and followers to vote tomorrow.
GOOD MORNING AMERICA☀️I don't care what responsibilities you have today. There's no greater responsibility than being in control of your future and it starts NOW!! REGISTER TO VOTE TODAY at https://t.co/k42TB6cvIZ & triple check that you are properly registered! Let's go!! 💪🏿💪🏿💪🏿 pic.twitter.com/i0Tnwsjd9E— Rihanna (@rihanna) October 9, 2018