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Rihanna apologizes to Muslims for ‘unintentionally offensive’ song

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Rihanna is apologizing to the Muslim community after her Savage X Fenty show contained a song that featured an Islamic verse, known as a Hadith, that sparked backlash on social media for disrespectfully using sacred language, especially during a lingerie show. 

In a post to her Instagram Story Tuesday, the “Diamonds” singer, 32, thanked the Muslim community “for pointing out a huge oversight that was unintentionally offensive in our Savage X Fenty show.”

“I would more importantly like to apologize to you for this honest, yet careless mistake. We understand that we have hurt many of our Muslim sisters and brothers, and I’m incredibly disheartened by this!” she continued. “I do not play with any kind of disrespect toward God or any

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Rihanna’s Use of Islamic Hadith at Fenty Runway Fashion Show Angers Muslims

Rihanna is catching flack online this morning for using an Islamic Hadith in a runway clip for her fashion brand Fenty.



text, letter: In this image released on October 1, Rihanna attends the second press day for Rihanna's Savage X Fenty Show Vol. 2 presented by Amazon Prime Video at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, California; and broadcast on October 2, 2020.


© Kevin Mazur//Getty Images for Savage X Fenty Show Vol. 2 Presented by Amazon Prime Video
In this image released on October 1, Rihanna attends the second press day for Rihanna’s Savage X Fenty Show Vol. 2 presented by Amazon Prime Video at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, California; and broadcast on October 2, 2020.

The 32-year-old Bajan singer—full name Robyn Rihanna Fenty—has not been releasing music in recent years, instead, focusing on her Fenty makeup line and her lingerie brand Savage X Fenty.

Although the “Umbrella” singer has been highly praised for prioritizing inclusivity in her companies, she is now under fire for using sacred Muslim sayings in her show, which debuted on Amazon Prime on October 2.

Hadiths are highly revered records of the

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