Since her debut in 2003, Rihanna has notched up the record for the fastest solo artist to earn 14 number-one singles on the Billboard Hot 100. She’s released eight albums, won nine Grammys, 12 American Music Awards, 12 Billboard Music Awards and the first Icon Award at the American Music Awards in 2013.
The Barbados singer is also a celebrated fashion icon and has been praised for releasing a make-up line for people of colour that works for more skin tones than competing brands. But despite all this and more, the west African country of Senegal is really not digging her.
It’s not as if they’re not fans of ‘Work’, ‘We Found Love’ or any of her other huge hits – they genuinely believe she’s a part of the secret and elusive Illuminati.
THE SIGNS ARE ALL THERE. Credit: Fenty
The 29-year-old is set to be a part of a conference on education in Senegal with French President Emmanuel Macron.
Not only do they not like her alleged ties to the Illuminati and the Freemasons, but they’re really not happy with her for what they call her promotion of homosexuality.
Sheikh Oumar Diagne told Jeune Afrique: “Rihanna does not hide it, she is part of the Illuminati, which is a branch of Freemasonry.
“Moreover, her arrival coincides strangely with the date initially planned for the Humanist and Freemason African and Malagasy Meetings [to be held in Dakar].
“We will demonstrate as soon as she leaves the plane. And if necessary, we will go to the Assembly, the Ministry of the Interior or the Presidency.”
It’s not the first time she’s courted controversy in her career.
Aren’t the Senegalese being paranoid though, anyways,you can come to Botswana Riri, we will welcome you with both hands. Lol