Since the start of her career, this is the first time Rihanna has exposed herself to Internet fury so intensely. The singer made a mistake by making models dance to a song that seemed to remix a hadith of Prophet Mohammad.
Last Friday, the singer launched the second edition of her lingerie line called Savage X Fenty Volume 2. The event is followed by a pre-recorded fashion show broadcast on Amazon Prime. It was from the video posted on social media that netizens noticed that in one segment of the show, the models were dancing to a song called “Doom” produced by Coucou Chloe.
The song is a remix of a recitation by Kuwaiti preacher Mishary bin Rashid Alafasy. Many people, Muslims and non-Muslims, have accused Rihanna of lacking decency towards a sacred text. Some have even noted that Rihanna has already used “Doom” in another fashion show three years ago.
While Internet users expressed their indignation, Coucou Chloe comes to salt the note through a post ironically subtitled “zero stress”. To get around comments that were more virulent than others, her Instagram restricted her interactions, while her Facebook and Twitter accounts were disabled.
But on Monday, she reactivated her Twitter and apologized for it. “I want to deeply apologize for the violation caused by the vocal samples used in my song ‘Doom’. The song was created from samples of Baile Funk tracks that I found online. At the time, I was not aware that these samples used text from an Islamic hadith. ”
She says she takes full responsibility for not finding the right words and thanks those who were able to blame her in a friendly manner, despite the situation. “We have urgently removed the song from all streaming platforms. ”