Donald Trump, the former President of the United States, has taken to social media to criticize Rihanna, the pop star and fashion icon, ahead of her highly anticipated performance at the Super Bowl. In response to a post by Texas Congressman Ronny Jackson, Trump called Rihanna “Bad everything” and “NO TALENT” on Truth Social. The post was in response to a spray-painted message on a car at the Cadillac Ranch in Amarillo, Texas that read “F*** Donald Trump.”
Rihanna has been a prominent critic of the former president throughout his administration and has been known to mock and criticize him online. She has even shared a video that appeared to show First Lady Melania Trump refusing to hold Donald Trump’s hand and suggested that she was a Rihanna fan. The pop star’s message at the Cadillac Ranch has since been painted over by Trump supporters.
The NFL has faced criticism for showcasing the singer, who has been known to mock and criticize the former president in the past. The former president’s attack on Rihanna has sparked a debate about the appropriateness of her performance at the halftime show. Some have argued that the NFL should not be showcasing someone so critical of the former president, while others believe that her performance should be seen as a form of artistic expression and freedom of speech.
However, her post has drawn the ire of Trump supporters, who have accused her of using her fame to push a leftist agenda.
In 2018, Rihanna’s performing rights company previously forced Mr. Trump to stop using her music at his rallies, the Hills reported. This latest controversy adds to the former president’s recent string of headlines, including amplified posts that suggest Florida Governor Ron DeSantis “groomed” teenagers. In response to the post, Governor DeSantis stated, “I spend my time delivering results for the people of Florida and fighting against Joe Biden. That’s how I spend my time. I don’t spend my time trying to smear other Republicans.”
The former president’s social media presence has been a source of controversy in recent years, with many calling for him to be banned from various platforms for spreading misinformation and promoting violence. Despite this, he has continued to maintain a large following and remains a prominent figure in the public eye.
Rihanna’s performance at the Superbowl will undoubtedly be one of the most talked-about events of the year. Whether her performance will be seen as a form of artistic expression or as an act of defiance against the former president remains to be seen. Regardless, the controversy surrounding her performance is sure to spark a heated debate in the coming days and weeks.
The singer has not publicly responded to Trump’s attack and The NFL has not yet released a statement regarding the controversy. Her fans are closely watching to see if Rihanna’s performance will be seen as a victory for artistic expression and freedom of speech, or as a symbol of defiance against the former president and his supporters. However, it will be interesting to see how this situation unfolds.