Rihanna Vs Busiswa: Mzansi Drags Riri for Using 'Midnight Starring'

Rihanna Vs Busiswa: Mzansi Drags Riri for Using 'Midnight Starring'

- Rihanna has fallen foul of South Africans after she used Midnight Starring, a song that featured DJ Maphorisa, Moonchild, DJ Tira and Busiswa for her makeup advert campaign

- Fenty Beauty is Rihanna's latest product and she used the track in her marketing which has Mzansi questioning if she was going to compensate Busiswa

- Social media users took to the internet to share their thoughts on the matter, many of them were highly critical of Rihanna

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Social media users took to Twitter to point out the fact that international superstar Rihanna had sampled Midnight Starring, a song that featured DJ Maphorisa, Moonchild, DJ Tira and Busiswa.

Rihanna used the 2017 song in her advert for her new makeup called Fenty Beauty. Twitter users are questioning if Busiswa would get compensated.

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The use of the track has caused quite a controversy and Twitter has been buzzing with reactions from tweeps who are offering their perspectives.

Rihanna Vs Busiswa: Mzansi Drags Riri for Using 'Midnight Starring'
Rihanna is being dragged for sampling 'Midnight Starring'. Photo credit: @Rihanna
Source: Twitter

Twitter users flooded the internet and had Rihanna and Busiswa trending over the scandal.

@Lulamusonda:

"Shall we talk about how Busiswa's name has probably never been typed this much on the internets, Rihanna's team's "exposure" pitch was brilliant, I just know."

@MissSteelo:

"South Africans to Rihanna:
Please pay Busiswa for using her song. This is not right.
Busiswa: khanitshoni...ningena phi?"

@phly_jellow:

"Y'all disrespecting Phori and I don't like... I'm sure Maphorisa owns masters of Midnight starring but y'all disregarding that and making it seem like it's Busiswa's song. Rihanna and Co must pay Phori the owner of the track; Busi is just a featured artist yeeeeeeeeer."

@moesuttIe:

"Fenty Beauty has the time to use South African music on their ads but don’t even a single store in Africa? I need Kabza, Maphorisa and Busiswa to sue them because that’s what Rihanna would’ve done."

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Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported that it has been five years since Rihanna dropped her last studio album, Anti, and fans have been waiting anxiously for a sign of her releasing something new. Rihanna has taken time off of making music and focused on her businesses over the last few years.

Taking to social media, Rihanna celebrated the fact that her Anti album has spent five full years on the Billboard 200 charts. She captioned her post:

"Grateful to the most high for putting die-hard supporters in my circle. Congrats to everyone who contributed to this era. Thank you team."

In other news, American rapper, Belcalis Marlenis Almánzar professionally known as Cardi B, in a Billboard report, opened up about her career goals and plans to become a billionaire.

The rapper who appeared on Stationhead, the growing social audio platform, that was hosted by BARDIGANGRADIO on March 17, in response to a fan who asked about her goals, stated that she was more interested in billion-dollar deals.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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