Rihanna says Trump is the 'most mentally-ill human being in America', slams him for using her music in his rallies
Rihanna also delved into the sensitive subject of mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton, saying Trump was wrong to blame mental illness for the shootings and not bringing the gun control debate to the table
Thanks to her Fenty brands, Rihanna has now become a heavyweight in the world of fashion and beauty. The singer-songwriter from the Bahamas is set to be featured in the November issue of Vogue.
In the issue, she explains how she built her fashion empire from scratch. During the interview, she also spoke of her Saudi boyfriend, how happy she is with him, and gave a sneak peek into her ninth studio album which is set to release soon.
However, when it came to President Donald Trump, the 31-year-old crooner described him as mentally ill and urged him to stop using her music in his rallies.
Rihanna also delved into the sensitive subject of mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton, saying Trump was wrong to blame mental illness for the shootings and not bringing the gun control debate to the table.
"It is devastating," she said. "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."
"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 'Umbrella' hitmaker said. "The most mentally ill human being in America right now seems to be the president."
Rihanna was also asked what she felt about the immigration crisis. "What do you say? What can you say? It’s gonna get better? I almost feel sick to my stomach," she responded.
"I don't even believe this is happening in real life. In front of my eyes. In front of the world. It's not even hidden. This is blatant," the singer said strongly.
According to the star singer, living in London hasn't meant she is any less worried about the goings-on back in the US.
"I don’t feel outside the fray. When I see something happen to any woman, a woman of any minority, kids, black men being murdered in the streets — I can’t remove myself from that."
However, Rihanna said that out of darkness comes the light. "I feel like the darkness has actually forced people to find this light within them where they want to do better," she said.
"It's easy when you think everything is going really well and perfect. When everything is flowers and butterflies and you’re in your own bubble and your own world. But to see it, to know it's happening — it pushes you to want to be the light in the world," she shared.