In 2017, the line between politics and entertainment became more blurred than ever before. For starters, a reality TV star is the president (and another reality TV star was — until quite recently — working as a White House correspondent). Countless celebrities have shared their own views on the current political climate, and in some cases they've even stepped in to help when they didn't feel politicians were doing enough (see: Pitbull and Lin-Manuel Miranda helping with hurricane relief, Amal and George Clooney taking in a refugee, and Guy Fieri making food for people displaced by wildfires).
In today's story, superstar Rihanna is once again sharing her political views. Unfortunately, there's a tragic reason for her posts.
Rihanna has never been one to shy away from the spotlight.
via: GettyIt seems like we've seen her everywhere this year. Whether she was slamming body-shamers or promoting her makeup line (one of the most inclusive collections ever), Rihanna has always been bold and unashamed to speak out.
But Rihanna hasn't been afraid to share her political opinions, either.
Full Sized Photo of rihanna hillary clinton t shirt before debate 24 ... https://t.co/CjrUnU4R2G— HillaryCLINTON2016 (@HillaryCLINTON2016)1492948995.0
Rihanna then doubled down on Election Day by wearing this Inception-style shirt:
Rihanna wearing a t shirt of a picture of herself wearing a Hillary Clinton t shirt was probably the best outfit of… https://t.co/ztxMJ3LntQ— Christopher James (@Christopher James)1483184198.0
After Trump was elected, Rihanna continued to speak out against many of his policies.
Disgusted! The news is devastating! America is being ruined right before our eyes! What an immoral pig you have to be to implement such BS!!— Rihanna (@Rihanna)1485654466.0
After Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria devastated the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico, Rihanna once again took to Twitter to slam Trump:
Dear @realDonaldTrump I know you've probably already seen this, but I just wanted to make sure! Don't let your peo… https://t.co/lfez8RQ44n— Rihanna (@Rihanna)1506596183.0
Rihanna's post was about her 21-year-old cousin, Tavon Kaiseen Alleyne.
via: InstagramAlleyne lived in Barbados. The two cousins spent Christmas day celebrating together.
Just a few hours later, Alleyne was shot dead.
via: InstagramBarbados Today reports that around 7 pm, Alleyne was in the Barbadian parish of St. Michael when he was approached by an unidentified man.
The suspect shot Alleyne multiple times.
via: InstagramAlleyne was then transported by private car to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital. But unfortunately, he passed away later that night.