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Rihanna Sends Love to Native Americans as She Reflects on Those Mourning on Thanksgiving Day

Christell Fatima M. Tudtud
Nov 27, 2020
06:31 A.M.
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While everyone is celebrating Thanksgiving Day, Fenty Beauty founder Rihanna took the time to acknowledge the "mourning" of the Native Americans about the annual occasion in a social media post.

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Rihanna is not just a leading force in the cosmetics industry, she’s also an advocate for inclusivity. The Fenty Beauty founder recently recognized the country’s indigenous community's feelings about Thanksgiving.

The multi-genre artist-turned makeup mogul is aware of why the Native Americans are frustrated over the controversial celebration. She took to Instagram Story to express her sentiments.

Rihanna during the launching of FENTY at Bergdorf Goodman on February 7, 2020 in New York City. I Photo: Getty Images.

Rihanna during the launching of FENTY at Bergdorf Goodman on February 7, 2020 in New York City. I Photo: Getty Images.

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SENDING LOVE TO THE COMMUNITY

As Americans are in a celebratory mood for Thanksgiving, Rihanna, a native of Barbados, wrote that some people in the country are in deep sorrow. Her message read:

"Some are celebrating today…many are in mourning. Sending love to all my Native American brothers and sisters."

Thanksgiving is an event widely recognized across the United States. But for many indigenous people, the day is declared as their National Day of Mourning.

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HAVING FUN WITH MUSIC

Many admired Rihanna’s stand on equality for all people and for defying beauty standards through her makeup empire. Despite her breakthroughs in the fashion and beauty industry, many fans wondered if she will again make music soon.

It’s been four years since the "Umbrella" hitmaker released an album. She said in a previous interview that she has been working hard on new music.

With a lot of "structured" questions that have been plaguing her mind, the 32-year-old pop and R&B sensation decided to have fun with music, as the world right now has been overwhelming.

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Rihanna's message on Instagram Story addressed to the Native Americans in the country. | Photo: instagram.com/badgalriri

Rihanna's message on Instagram Story addressed to the Native Americans in the country. | Photo: instagram.com/badgalriri

HER UPCOMING NINTH ALBUM

For Rihanna, the coronavirus pandemic has been a challenge in terms of music-making. Though she is affected by it, she is not letting the health crisis stop her from doing what she loves.

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Early this month, "Happy" singer Pharell Williams teased that Rihanna’s fans will soon have something to be happy about. He shared that Rihanna is working on her ninth studio album, and fans called it "R9."

She said that she would only release her new music when she wants to.

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In February, Rihanna hinted that she’s collaborating with Williams and his Neptunes production partner Chad Hugo for the creation of her next album.

"ANTI" was Rihanna’s eighth album released in 2016. Her last album was a hit as it contained several iconic songs including "Work," "Love on the Brain," and "Needed Me."

Rihanna, who started the mullet hair trend recently, achieved at least 14 number one hits on the Billboard Hot 100 since she started in the industry in 2005.

With her long hiatus from music, many fans earlier thought Rihanna had decided to quit for good. However, the multi-awarded singer dismissed reports that she had ended her career.

Rihanna explained that she has been recording her songs, even if she has not released anything yet. She said that she would only release her new music when she wants to.

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