Pop singer Rihanna came under social media fire on last Friday for hurting the sentiments of Muslims around the world by playing a song that had a saying of a holy figure in it during her Savage X Fenty fashion show on October 2.
According to videos of the event shared on social media, there was a point in the singer’s show when Rico Nasty was introduced while the track ‘Doom’ played in the background. The song is produced by London-based producer, Coucou Chloe. Chloe had remixed the track with a saying from a holy figure of Islam.
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The singer received flak on social media for disrespecting the sentiments of Muslims. In the Islamic faith, saying from holy figures are considered the sacred texts from which Muslims derive guidance for everyday life.
Rihanna’s followers have slammed the singer on social media and asked her to do more research as they accuse her of cultural appropriation of Islamic texts.
A few day after the social media frenzy, Coucou Chloe issued a statement on Monday. The producer apologized for disrespecting the sentiments of Muslims and assured that the song would be removed from all streaming platforms.