Rihanna hits back at fan who said voting won't 'change sh*t': 'Know what ain’t gon change sh*t? Not doing sh*t'
She had urged people to go out and vote for their primaries amid nationwide protests following George Floyd's death
Rihanna is not going to take any sh*t! Recently, the singer hit back at a fan who tried to school her regarding voting rights and the power associated with it.
Rihanna had taken to Instagram to encourage her fans and followers to vote for “the change you want”. However, one of her fans was apparently not satisfied with her message and replied that voting doesn’t change things. The ‘Talk That Talk’ singer did not hesitate to give it back to the person.
She had shared a post that included the names of states that were having their primaries on Tuesday, June 2. Through her social media post, she encouraged fans to vote as she wrote in the caption: “VOTE. Ya ain’t got sh** else to do man! Get yo ass off the couch and go vote!!! I don’t wanna hear another excuse!! Stop believing that your vote and voice don’t matter! This the illest way to protest...vote for the change you want!!!” But one fan did not agree with Rihanna and commented, “Voting ain’t gon change sh*t.” RiRi did not wait and immediately gave it back to the person as she said: “sick of hearing this! Ya know what ain’t gon change sh*t? Not doing sh*t!!!!”
The states that were listed in Rihanna's post were Pennsylvania, Maryland, Indiana, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Iowa, Montana, New Mexico and District of Columbia.
The 32-year-old’s latest Instagram message comes amid nationwide protests following the death of George Floyd. The unarmed African-American was killed last week after a Minneapolis police officer knelt on his neck for more than eight minutes. The tragic death has triggered demonstrations across the US.
Rihanna was not the only one who reminded people to vote. Many like Barack Obama and Kandi Burruss encouraged people to make their ‘voices’ matter by casting their votes. “I have to remind y’all to VOTE today! DC, Indiana, Iowa, Maryland, Montana, New Mexico, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, & South Dakota today is voting day for you. Please go vote! If I’m missing a state that also has a voting day today please comment below,” Kandi Burruss said on Instagram.
Former President Barack Obama also sent a message encouraging voters to use their rights. He shared a video of George Floyd’s brother, Terrence Floyd, giving a speech at the site of George’s death in the late hours of June 1. Obama quoted a line from the speech, writing, “Let’s do this another. Let’s stop thinking our voices don’t matter and vote. Not just for the president...educate yourself and know who you’re voting for. And that’s how we’re going to hit ’em.”
After the death of Floyd, many celebrities have come out to speak against racism and police brutality. Recently, Tiger Woods also joined the list as he said: “My heart goes out to George Floyd, his loved ones, and all of us who are hurting right now. I have always had the utmost respect for our law enforcement. They train so diligently to understand how, when, and where to use force. This shocking tragedy clearly crossed that line.”
However, the ace golfer also condemned protests turning violent, saying he remembered the Los Angeles riots of 1992. "We can make our points without burning the very neighborhoods that we live in. I hope that through constructive, honest conversations we can build a safer, unified society,” he added.