R&B diva Rihanna may want to stay off social media this week after turning into the center of attention over a controversial Twitter remark posted onto her page Tuesday (July 15).
According to reports, RiRi deleted a “#FreePalestine” tweet from her account minutes after it went live.
One source connected to the situation tells TMZ, “She deleted it because it was never meant to be tweeted,” adding, “She didn’t even realize it was a tweet until she started hearing from her fans.” The source says Rihanna was reading about the Middle East conflict online when she clicked a link. The next thing she knew … her fans were asking her why she was pro-Palestine. (TMZ)
Despite the denial, reports suggest the tweet may actually represent how she feels.
The explanation is obviously curious. In order to tweet, someone would either have to type the message or cut and paste it, and then click the “Tweet” button. Our source says Rihanna is not pro-Palestine or pro-Israel … “she is pro-peace,” saying, “She doesn’t want innocent people dying.” (TMZ)
No stranger to social media, RiRi relied on her Twitter page to speak out against music group TLC last month.
Because Rihanna is the queen of Twitter shade, she responded to the criticism by changing her Twitter header to the infamous picture of TLC below. The group has yet to respond to this silent comeback from Rihanna, but we will be sure to update you if they do. The photo of Rihanna’s new Twitter header can be seen below. (Complex)
Group members T-Boz and Chilli took direct aim at RiRi for losing her clothes to gain attention.
In an interview with Channel 7’s Sunrise in Australia, before their Sydney performance, T-Boz said, “Every time I see you you don’t have to be naked. It’s hard for us to say anything because any time we do, they say, ‘Oh TLC must be jealous,’ but I call a spade a spade.” “We became the biggest selling girl group of all time with our clothes on and that says a lot,” added Chilli. “We could go around too with booby cakes out all day long.” (The Root)