Earlier today, we shared some highlights from Rihanna’s new Vanity Fair interview.
As always, the 27-year-old Barbadian songstress had plenty of surprising things to say.
But the most quote from her remarkably candid profile involved Rihanna’s thoughts on Rachel Dolezal.
You may remember Dolezal as the NAACP leader who pretended to be black and got busted on live TV back in June.
“I think she was a bit of a hero, because she kind of flipped on society a little bit," Rih sayd when asked about Dolezal.
"Is it such a horrible thing that she pretended to be black? Black is a great thing, and I think she legit changed people’s perspective a bit and woke people up.”
Maybe she’s right, and Dolezal helped to spark a national conversation about race. Of course, she’s been all but completely forgotten about just a few months after her ordeal, so whatever impact she had seems to have been short-lived.
In any event, Dolezal misled hundreds, if not thousands of people and took opportunities away from much more deserving individuals, so the word "hero" might be a bit strong.
Anyway, RiRi wouldn’t be RiRi if she wasn’t stirring up controversy. We can’t wait to hear her thoughts on Donald Trump.