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First, Rihanna took to Instagram to publicly endorse Tallahassee mayor and Democratic candidate Andrew Gillum. In her post, Rihanna urged all her Florida fans to vote in this year’s midterm election on November 6.
She said, “You have the opportunity to make his story this election. The US has only had for black Governors in its entire history, and we can help make #AndrewGillum the next one and Florida’s first!”
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FLORIDA: You have the opportunity to make history this election. The US has only had four black Governors in its entire history, and we can help make #AndrewGillum the next one and Florida’s first! If you’re tired of feeling like you don’t matter in the political process, know the most important thing you can do in supporting a candidate is finding someone who will take on critical issues such as: making minimum wage a livable wage, paying teachers what their worth, ensuring criminal justice reform, making healthcare a right, and repealing Stand Your Ground. That’s a platform we MUST support. Let’s #bringithome, Florida. Vote @andrewgillum. And VOTE YES on Amendment 4 to restore voting rights to folks who have already paid their debt to society. VOTE on November 6th!
And not too long after, Rihanna took to Twitter to disapprove of her music being played at Trump’s rallies after reporter Phillip Rucker’s Tweet. Philip Rucker tweeted and said, “It’s been said a million times, but here’s a million and one – Trump’s rallies are unlike anything else in politics. Currently, Rihanna’s “Dont Stop the Music” is blaring in Chattanooga as aides toss fre Trump T-shirts into the crowd, like a ball game. Everyone’s Loving it.”
Rihanna responded and said “Not for much longer… me nor my people would ever be at or around one of thse tragic rallies, so thanks for the head up philip!
Written By: Fantasia Harvey