On Friday night (April 10), the Barbadian star issued a stern warning to her fans via Instagram Live and reminded them there are more serious issues that need attention. She simultaneously took a stab at Donald Trump.
“If one of y’all muthafuckas ask me about the album one more time when I’m trying to save the world, unlike y’all president … on sight!”
“Asking me about the album when I’m tryna save the world unlike y’all president.” — Rihanna Said What She Said Fenty pic.twitter.com/aHwDmfPBOT
— Sylvia Obell (@SylviaObell) April 11, 2020
During the same IG Live session — which she dubbed the “Fenty Social Club Party” — RiRi and Lil Uzi Vert both lit up some weed as they danced to Uzi’s 2016 cut “Money Longer.”
Rihanna and Uzi smoking and dancing together on live while ‘money longer’ played in the background was a moment pic.twitter.com/yPKprNxtVs
— cassie 🦋 (@galactafenty) April 11, 2020
While it looked like the pandemic was the furthest thing from Rihanna’s mind, her focus has very much been on the current global crisis.
Late last month, Rihanna’s Clara Lionel Foundation donated $5 million to combating the virus. The non-profit’s Twitter account revealed the money would be split between Partners In Health, Direct Relief, Feeding America, International Rescue Committee, World Health Organization (WHO) and RiRi’s home country of Barbados.
We’ve responded to COVID-19 by distributing $5 million to @PIH @DirectRelief @FeedingAmerica @rescueorg @WHO & #Barbados to prepare communities w/ critical protective gear, medical supplies, equipment and access to food across multiple regions. #CLF #HealthcareHeroes 📷: @PIH pic.twitter.com/DVfSqw6gQK
— Clara Lionel Fdn (@ClaraLionelFdn) March 21, 2020
Then in April, she and JAY-Z donated another $2 million to COVID-19 relief efforts. Hov’s mother, who serves as the CEO of the Shawn Carter Foundation, issued a statement explaining why it was necessary to step up.
“In times of crisis, it is imperative that we come together as one community to ensure that everyone, especially the most vulnerable, has access to critical needs: shelter, health, nutrition and education,” Carter said in a press release. “The only way to get through this pandemic is with love and action.”
Organizations receiving money from the donations include Mayor’s Fund for L.A., Fund for Public Schools, American Civil Liberties Union and the New York Immigration Coalition.