Rihanna Apologizes To Muslim Community For Use Of Song Sampling Prayer During Savage X Fenty Show
“I’d like to thank the Muslim community for pointing out a huge oversight - moving forward we will make sure nothing like this ever happens again," the mogul said.
October 06, 2020 at 3:02 pm
Rihanna has apologized for a song used during her Savage X Fenty: Volume 2 show which aired on Amazon Prime on Friday.
London news outlet Middle East Eye reports Muslim fans on social media were quick to express their outrage at the use of a song called “Doom” by London-based producer Coucou Chloe, who also issued an apology. The song features a heavily distorted recitation of a hadith, or a sacred text, by Kuwaiti preacher Mishary bin Rashid Alafasy.
The Grammy-winning businesswoman sent a private message to a fan and released a longer public apology on her Instagram page, thanking the Muslim community for pointing out that it was disrespectful to use the song during a lingerie show.
Rihanna addresses criticisms of her #SavageXFenty show among the Muslim community after models danced to sacred Islamic verses:
“I’d like to thank the Muslim community for pointing out a huge oversight – moving forward we will make sure nothing like this ever happens again.” pic.twitter.com/XqPqHirZ8q
— Pop Crave (@PopCrave) October 6, 2020
"Thank you for reaching out man! It's been brought to our attention and we're taking it out! I obviously had no clue! I just hope people don't think I did this on purpose or to be offensive or anything like that! Cause you. know I would NEVER!! So I'm editing it out, but of course you can't take it back ya know?!" she wrote to a fan in an Instagram message.
"I just feel bad that I hurt people, even though that was never my intention, the Muslim community is hurt by me right now, so that's the sad part," she added.