Rihanna apologizes for unintentionally mistake at Fenty lingerie show

Rihanna apologizes for unintentionally mistake at Fenty lingerie show

Popstar Rihanna has apologized after using a controversial song at her 2020 Savage X Fenty fashion show last week.

The 32-year-old singer-turned-designer was called out by fans for “disrespecting the Muslim religion”.

She received backlash online for using the track Doom by artist Coucou Chloe, which includes a Muslim text known as a Hadith.

The Only Girl In The World hitmaker said the use of the song was “irresponsible” and an “honest, yet careless mistake”.

The Hadith is part of a collection of texts believed to be the spoken words of the Prophet Muhammad.

The Arabic verse in the song is part of a Hadith about judgement day.

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In Islam, they consider it haram or forbidden to use Allah’s name, the words of the Quran, or the prophet Muhammad impolitely.

Rihanna’s followers on Instagram flooded her comments to point that out, urging her to educate herself and issue an apology.

One fan wrote:

I love you but using an Islamic hadith as a track in ur show is rude and disrespectful to all of your Muslim fans across the globe.

I love you but that was just not it.”

“Um can we talk about the blasphemous song that was played during the Savage X runaway?” another added.

While a fourth said:

“For a brand that claims to be diverse and accepting, it is really disrespectful for you

not educated yourself about what you’re using during your fashion show.

You have hurt a community and I hope you take accountability for your action.”

In a statement shared on Savage X Fenty’s official Instagram Story on Tuesday, Rihanna penned:

“I’d like to thank the Muslim community for pointing out a huge oversight that
was unintentionally offensive in our Savage X Fenty show,” Rihanna wrote in her Instagram Stories.

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“I would more importantly like to apologize to you for this honest, yet careless mistake.”

She continued:

“We understand that we have hurt many of our Muslim brothers and sisters, and I’m incredibly disheartened by this!

“I do not play with any kind of disrespect toward God or any religion

and therefore the use of the song in our show was completely irresponsible!

“Moving forward, we will make sure nothing like this ever happens again.

Thank you for your forgiveness and understanding, Rih.”

Producer Chloe also took to her Twitter account to address the backlash and said she would remove the song from streaming services.

“I want to deeply apologize for the offense caused by the vocal samples used in my song ‘Doom,” she wrote.

“We created the song using samples from Baile Funk tracks I found online.

At the time, I was not aware that these samples used text from an Islamic Hadith.

“I take full responsibility for the fact I did not research these words properly and want to thank those of you who have taken the time to explain this to me.

We have been in the process of having the song urgently removed from all streaming platforms.”

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