Rihanna has joined a long list of celebrities who’ve encouraged young people to vote in the mid-term elections, but someone questioned whether she was a U.S. citizen or not.
The whole thing started when the Barbadian singer sent a message to her followers about how important casting their ballot is.
“It’s election day, America,” wrote Rihanna. “The most important day for the rest of your lives. All you have is right now, today. If you’re tired of complaining about the state of the country and government, get up and do something about it. Vote. Simple.”
“Are you even a U.S. citizen?” asked someone named Frank Koci.
“Nah, I’m an immigrant tryna get yo country together,” Rihanna shot back. “Did you vote?”
Earlier this week, the “Diamonds” singer let Donald Trump know that she didn’t want him playing her music at his rallies. This was after a reporter said the singer’s “Don’t Stop the Music” was blasting from the speakers during a rally in Tennessee.
“Not for much longer,” Rihanna wrote in response. “Me nor my people would ever be at or around one of those tragic rallies, so thanks for the heads up, Philip.”
And just a couple of days after, the singer backed up those words and sent Trump a cease-and-desist letter.
“It has come to our attention that President Trump has utilized [Rihanna’s] musical compositions and master recordings, including her hit track ‘Don’t Stop the Music,’ in connection with a number of political events held across the United States,” read the letter written by Rihanna’s legal. “As you are or should be aware, Ms. Fenty has not provided her consent to Mr. Trump to use her music. Such use is therefore improper.”
Besides sending the letter to Trump and encouraging people to vote, Rihanna backed Florida Democratic candidate Andrew Gillum for governor.