After the fiasco with the Savage x Fenty program featuring a song featuring verses from an Islamic hadith, Rihanna has apologized to the global Muslim community. The Umbrella singer says she deeply regrets that this will not happen again.
I would more importantly like to apologize to you for this honest, yet careless mistake, … We understand that we have hurt many of our Muslim brothers and sisters, and I’m incredibly disheartened by this!
The move has been criticized as a gruesome attempt to be more inclusive, as it ultimately hurt the sentiments of the global Muslim community. Now the American singer has opened up about how irresponsible the presentation of the song called “DOOM” was.
She swore that none of this would happen again and that she did not want to despise any religion.
I do not play with any kind of disrespect toward God or any religion therefore the use of the song in our project was completely irresponsible! Moving forward we will make sure nothing like this ever happens again.
Meanwhile, the singer behind the insulting song, Chloe, also apologized. He said he had not investigated this matter. Apparently he found the clips online and used them.
The song was created using samples from Baile Funk tracks I found online. At the time, I was not aware that these samples used text from an Islamic Hadith.