Rihanna spent Easter Sunday rallying in New York Metropolis in opposition to the rise in anti-Asian hate crimes. The “Umbrella” singer was among the many scores of protestors marching within the Cease Asian Hate rally.
Tina Truong, who’s Rihanna’s assistant, shared photos and video Monday of the incognito pop star dancing within the streets as protestors chant and bang drums in help of the Asian group.
“That is what solidarity appears like,” she captioned the sequence of photos depicting her and Rihanna waving indicators condemning racism. Truong additionally enclosed the hashtags “#stopaapihate” “#stopasianhate” and “#callitahatecrime” in her submit.
Rihanna appears unrecognizable among the many crowd, selecting to put on a black face masks, sun shades, black baseball cap, a black leather-based letterman jacket, leather-based pants and excessive tops. Her hair is styled in braids.
The singer’s disguise was so convincing, Truong shared a hilarious video to her Instagram tales of Rihanna sharing her Instagram with one other protestor, who asks in disbelief upon loading her web page, “That’s you?!”
“When Rih provides you her IG deal with however you suppose she trolling,” Truong captioned the alternate and included a laughing emoji.
Different highlights in her tales share glances of her and Rihanna making ready for the rally and creating brightly coloured indicators. One signal reads “‘Dangerous day’ ?! Name it a hate crime” whereas one other, which Rihanna put collectively, claims “Hate = racism in opposition to God!”
Truong additionally took a second to talk about solidarity amongst minorities by sharing photos of Asians world wide rallying for Black Lives Matter — even sharing a nonetheless the place she attended a BLM rally final summer time.
“No dancing movies that point round [because] of the chaos,” she defined in a subsequent story. “These causes aren’t unique! Solely by means of unity can we fight hatred, so – ‘Inform ya associates to drag up!’”
By Megan Stone
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