Riri apologizes for song with Islamic verse at Fenty lingerie show

Riri apologizes for song with Islamic verse at Fenty lingerie show

- Rihanna's team was accused of playing a blasphemous song during her recent fashion show

- Many Muslims condemned Fenty over the same and demanded an apology

- The songstress through her Instagram account apologised to Muslims the world over for the mistake

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Celebrated musician Rihanna recently won admiration from people across the world after giving plus-sized people the spotlight in her latest fashion line.

Briefly.co.za earlier reported how the singer impressed many with her recent Savage x Fenty Vol.2 show, through which she confirmed her line also caters to plus-sized people (unlike many high fashion underwear lines).

Through the successful show, her line showcased many different looks in bodies that come in many different shapes and sizes.

Rihanna apologizes to Muslims for song with sacred Islamic verse at Fenty lingerie show
Rihanna was forced to apologise through social media. Photo: UGC
Source: Instagram

While the show impressed many people, it rubbed others - specifically Muslims - the wrong way.

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Briefly.co.za has learnt a section of Muslims across the world recently called the star and her fashion line out for featuring a song called Doom by an artist known as Coucou Chloe, which includes a Muslim text, Hadith.

Millions of Islamic faithfuls the world over camped on the singer's social media pages and asked for a formal apology from Fenty for using the song. According to most of those who condemned Fenty, Islam forbids the use Allah’s name, words from the Quran or prophet Muhammad's name in a trivial manner.

''Um can we talk about the blasphemous song that was played during the Savage X runaway? A mix of Quran verses with an atrocious song? Not your fault however kinda disappointing for whoever was in charge of that awful playlist,” a random social media user posed.
“I love you and you are the queen, but using a Islamic hadith as a track in your show is rude and disrespectful to all of your Muslim fans across the globe. I love you but that was just not it. Especially [because] you stand for diversity,” another netizen pointed out.

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This got to Rihanna, who calmed everyone down with a decent apology through her Instagram account.

Rihanna noted his team was wrong to include the song in the playlist but promised the same will never happen again

''I would like to thank 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 apologise to you for this honest, yet careless mistake. We understand that we have hurt many of our Muslim brothers and sisters, and I an incredibly disheartened by this. I do not play with any kind of disrespect towards God or any religion and therefore the use of the song in our project was completely irresponsible.,' Riri wrote.

Her maturity and apology was equally lauded by many people online. The singer behind the track also issued her apology through IG.

Briefly.co.za also reported that SA rapper AKA is not interested in what people have to say about him and DJ Zinhle no longer being together, especially when it is in an attempt to dull Zinhle’s victory sparkle.

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Supa Mega is tired of the drama. Zinhle announced some big news on Tuesday and some felt the need to turn it into a negative on AKA’s part. Social media was buzzing with comments stating that AKA mad a bad move when he gave up on Zinhle, again.

Seeing the comments, AKA felt the need to address the matter on social media. Taking the high road, AKA expressed his disgust in the people that were trying to turn Zinhle’s big win into something negative.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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