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Rihanna refers to President Trump as ‘‘mentally ill’’ in new interview

The “Work” singer reflected on the recent mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton.

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For Vogue’s November issue, the magazine called on Rihanna to bless the cover. During her conversation with the outlet, Rihanna unveiled her feelings about President Donald Trump and the recent mass shootings in the country.

“That should never, ever be normal,” she said while speaking on the shootings in El Paso and Dayton. “And the fact that it’s classified as something different because of the color of their skin? It’s a slap in the face. It’s completely racist . . . Put an Arab man with that same weapon in that same Walmart and there is no way that Trump would sit there and address it publicly as a mental health problem. The most mentally ill human being in America right now seems to be the president.”

This isn’t the first time that Riri has spoken on this issue. Following the unfortunate situation, Rihanna insinuated that the country needs stronger leadership. “Um... Donald, you spelt ‘terrorism’ wrong!” Riri began. “Your country had 2 terrorist attacks back to back hours apart leaving almost 30 innocent people dead. This, just days after yet another terrorist attack in California, where a terrorist was able to LEGALLY purchase an assault rifle (AK-47) in Vegas, then drive hours to a food festival in Cali leaving 6 more people dead including a young infant baby boy!”

Elsewhere during her Vogue interview, Rihanna explained that her new music will highlight her growth over the years. “We always went into the music this time around saying that we were going to do two different pieces of art,” she said in regards to her upcoming project. “One was gonna be inspired by the music that I grew up listening to. And one was gonna be the evolution of where I’m going next with music.”

Check out Rihanna’s entire interview here.

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