Rihanna savagely takes down online troll with anti-Trump message

After taking legal action against US President Donald Trump, pop superstar Rihanna has doubled down on her political stance, biting back at an online commentator who questioned whether she was a US citizen.

The Bajan songstress' Instagram feed has been filled with powerful messages urging fans to vote in the midterm elections, and providing information on how to do so.

On November 7, she shared a list of states that allow for same-day registration, telling her nearly 67 million followers: "If you're tired of complaining about the state of the country and government, get up and do something about it!!!"

One reply on the passionate post asked Rihanna: "are you even a US citizen? Honest curiosity."

Known for her skillful clapbacks, the Grammy Award winner replied: "Nah. I'm an immigrant tryna get yo country together. Did u vote?"

Earlier this week, Rihanna responded to a tweet letting her know her song 'Don't Stop The Music' was playing at a Trump rally.

"Not for much longer..." she wrote. "Me nor my people would ever be at or around one of those tragic rallies, so thanks for the heads up!"

According to Rolling Stone, the 'Umbrella' hitmaker and her lawyers then sent a cease-and-desist letter to the President, calling the use of her music "improper".

It's not the first time Rihanna's right to get political has been called in to question. Last year, controversial rapper Azealia Banks told her to "stop chastising the president."

"As far as Rihanna (who isn't a citizen, and can't vote) and all the rest of the celebrities who are using their influence to stir the public, you lot really REALLY need to shut up and sit down," Banks wrote on Instagram.

Other musicians have also refused to allow their songs to be played by Trump, including Pharrell Williams, Aerosmith and the estate of the late Prince. 


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