Rihanna apologises for Islamic verse at Fenty lingerie fashion show

RIHANNA has apologised after using a controversial song at her latest Savage X Fenty fashion show.

She received a backlash online for using the song Doom by artist Coucou Chloe, which includes a Muslim text known as a Hadith.

Rihanna says the use of the song was “irresponsible” and an “honest, yet careless mistake.”

A Hadith is part of a collection of texts believed to be the spoken words of the Prophet Muhammad.

After the holy book the Koran, the Hadiths are seen as some of the most important religious texts to Muslims.

The Arabic verse used in the song is part of a Hadith about judgement day.

Coucou Chloe has apologised, saying she wasn’t aware that the song contained the Islamic verses.

Rihanna’s fashion and beauty brand Fenty has been praised for its commitment to diversity in the past.

But some Muslim supporters questioned the use of the song when the lingerie show streamed on Amazon Prime on 2 October.

Hodhen Liaden, 26, is a beauty blogger who’s a fan of Rihanna and Fenty but felt it was a misstep to include the song in the show.

She says it’s “refreshing” to see Rihanna’s apology but thinks big brands “need more Muslim people in these industries that can pick up on things like this”.

BBC

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