From her beauty and fashion brands to her stellar music career, Rihanna is one of the most loved and successful women of our time.
However, she has recently found herself in the hot seat after she used an "offensive" song at her Savage x Fenty show. This rookie mistake has outraged millions, and this isn't the first time she's done something like this...
The singer has recently found herself on the receiving end of backlash after she made some pretty disastrous mistakes.
And now people are calling her out for other mistakes she supposedly got away with.
Rihanna is everyone's favorite idol... Or at least she used to be.
Who doesn't love Rihanna's music?
via: GettyThe unique fusion of reggae and R&B vibes became the perfect combination for Rihanna's dance tracks and her first full album, Music of the Sun, was released soon after.
Her career only got more successful with the release of one of her most popular albums, Good Girl Gone Bad.
via: Getty ImagesIn 2007, Rihanna's image underwent a drastic change. She ditched her Caribbean vibes for a more rebellious one, chopping off her long hair and sporting a spiky pixie cut instead. It became her signature look during the promotion of the album, which featured big-name stars such as Justin Timberlake.
After her most recent album, Anti (2016), was released, she decided to take a break from her music career.
via: GettyAnti did extremely well, ranking at no. 1 on the Billboard 200 Albums Chart. It featured some of her most popular songs like "Kiss It Better" and who could ever forget "Work," featuring Drake?
Her venture into the beauty industry led her to a fortune of 3 billion dollars.
via: Getty ImagesI'm going to say it: Fenty Beauty is probably one of the best things to ever happen to the industry. In 2017, Rihanna really changed the game with her products, from her range of foundations all the way down to her iconic gloss bomb.
The tag line says it all.
There's nothing worse than not being able to find your shade.
No wonder it's now worth an estimated 3 billion dollars!When Fenty Beauty first launched, it racked up an amazing one hundred million dollars in its first week! Most of the products sold out immediately and the buzz around the company hasn't died since. Rihanna also announced on her Instagram that there is even more to come. I can't help but get excited!
That's why she's one of the richest musicians in the world right now.
via: Getty ImagesAt the rate she's going, there's nothing that can stop her from cashing out that check... Unless she has a dramatic fall in profits and after the mistake she made last week, it looks like it could happen very soon.
During Rihanna's Savage x Fenty show that took place on October 2nd, the beauty guru ruffled more than a few feathers.
Now I know what you're thinking: What in the hell is a Hadith?
via: GettyHadiths are the teachings and sayings of Prophet Muhammad, who is a prominent religious figure in Islam. They give Muslims advice on how to live their lives in the best possible way, especially if hardships befall them.
The Hadiths are the second most important scriptures after their holy book, the Quran.
via: GettySo when the news that Rihanna had given the go-ahead for the verses to be remixed into a warped dance track came about, of course, millions of Muslims and also a lot of non-Muslims were left appalled.
as a muslim, no words can describe how disappointed i am with Rihanna for letting her models dance to hadith. Hadit… https://t.co/volpOUR6oo— dee⁷ (slow) (@dee⁷ (slow))1601851787.0
i can’t let Rihanna have a pass w appropriating Islam like for her first show the models wore a scarf around their… https://t.co/83JaHjjHJh— . (@.)1601842348.0
this is the person who’s hadith is being played as an entertaining song in Rihanna’s show. this is who we’re defend… https://t.co/lTj6RBszrC— sania ☽ (@sania ☽)1601852827.0
Rihanna is messed up for using a song with a Hadith in it to play at her LINGERIE show. What is up with artists usi… https://t.co/cSQm1oKmKE— neli (@neli)1601840238.0
i think the person who created the song knew what they were doing. That is a very specific hadith. U have to go loo… https://t.co/p96SGBFBeF— ᴮᴱ zee₇⟭⟬+⟬⟭🏴 💜 (semi-active) (@ᴮᴱ zee₇⟭⟬+⟬⟭🏴 💜 (semi-active))1601849649.0
okay the fact that rihanna’s show was supposed to be a keystone for “inclusion” while she completely alienated the… https://t.co/SxL0ESQy5U— myesha thee stallion (@myesha thee stallion)1601857955.0
not gonna mention the double standard in this app. for an example when Lana doesn't wear a mask, y'all cancel her b… https://t.co/DATZEjZLrA— danial (@danial)1601882138.0
And just to make things worse, this is the second time she's used the "offensive" track.The song, produced by London-based artist, Coucou Chloe, has been heavily criticized for using the sections of the Hadith in the first place.
The artist posted this apology claiming she didn't know what the Hadith meant:
I want to deeply apologize for the offence caused by the vocal samples used in my song ‘DOOM'. The song was created… https://t.co/ceVTRps8Rr— COUCOU CHLOE (@COUCOU CHLOE)1601911338.0
I take full responsibility for the fact I did not research these words properly and want to thank those of you who… https://t.co/sKS28LkYtM— COUCOU CHLOE (@COUCOU CHLOE)1601911385.0
For a woman that preaches about inclusivity and that uses Muslims, especially hijabis, as part of her campaign, this was a bad move.Rihanna has, in the past, been called out for other offensive things she has done towards the Muslim faith, including the time where she wore a disrespectful outfit and posed for pictures outside a holy mosque landmark in Abu Dhabi.
Apparently, it was so bad that she was asked to leave the premises.
Singer @Rihanna sparks controversy with sultry photos outside an Abu Dhabi mosque while promoting the Hijab and med… https://t.co/qJpagmI8RP— Tarek Fatah (@Tarek Fatah)1601915363.0
And it seems as though Rihanna has understood this given the backlash.
This is what she had to say:
via: TwitterOther people that have spoken to the singer have said she will be addressing the issue publicly very soon.
And even Savage x Fenty has been replying to comments on their Instagram photos with apologies.
via: TwitterThe clip is currently being edited to cover the music in the videos of the show.