Rihanna has made a political statement by wearing a Fenty T-shirt with the word “immigrant” emblazoned on it.
The superstar was recently spotted arriving back in the U.S. after a trip to her native Barbados, and seemingly referenced America’s Independence Day holiday on 4 July with the tee.
“Immigrant” is printed on the front and back of the garment – along with a definition of the word – which is part of her second Fenty clothing collection and is now sold out online.
In a recent interview with The Cut, Rihanna revealed she chose the word to be featured on the T-shirt because she was proud of being an immigrant.
“To know that you can come from humble beginnings and just take over whatever you want to, dominate at whatever you put your mind to. The world becomes your oyster, and there’s no limit,” the 31-year-old explained. “Wherever I go, except for Barbados, I’m an immigrant. I think people forget that a lot of times. I think they see Rihanna the brand. But I think it’s important for people to remember, if you love me, everyone out here is just like me. A million Rihannas out there, getting treated like dirt.”
The Grammy winner debuted the immigrant shirt on Instagram back in June, and tagged U.S. President Donald Trump in the post, seemingly referencing his controversial immigration policy.
Tens of thousands of people have been held at Border Patrol detainment centres at the southern U.S. border with Mexico, which have hit the headlines due to the severe overcrowding and inhumane conditions, leading critics to compare the situation to concentration camps.
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