Rihanna apologises for 'careless mistake' after using Islamic Hadith in lingerie show

Rihanna apologises for 'careless mistake' after using Islamic Hadith in lingerie show
Rihanna issued an apology to the Muslim community over the controversial music choice for her Savage X Fenty fashion.
2 min read
06 October, 2020
Rihanna took to Instagram on Tuesday to issue an apology over the "carless mistake" [Getty]

Superstar singer Rihanna has apologised to the Muslim community after she coming under fire for using an Islamic Hadith clip in the runway show of her fashion brand Fenty.

The 32-year-old artist, whose full name is Robyn Rihanna Fenty, was slammed for incorporating a clip of a sacred saying of the Prophet Muhammad - known as Hadith -  into the music used in the 'Savage X Fenty Show'.

Rihanna took to Instagram stories on Tuesday to issue an apology over the "careless mistake".

"I'd like to thank the Muslim community for pointing out a huge oversight that was unintentionally offensive in our Savage X Fenty show," the artist said.

"I would more importantly like to apologise to you for this honest, yet carless mistake. We understand that we have hurt many of our Muslim brothers and sisters, and I’m incredibly disheartened by this!"

"I do not play with any kind of disrespect toward God or any religion and therefore the use of the song in our project was completely irresponsible!" she added.

"Moving forward, we will make sure nothing like this ever happens again. Thank you for your forgiveness and understanding."

The song, called "Doom" and created by London-based producer Coucou Chloe, uses vocal samples from verses of the Hadith mixed into the beat.

The topic of the Hadith used is reportedly about judgment day and the end of times.

Coucou Chloe also issued an apology earlier via her Twitter account.

"I want to deeply apologize for the offence caused by the vocal samples used in my song 'DOOM'. 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," she said.

"I take full responsibility for the fact I did not research these words properly and want to thank those of you who have taken the time to explain this to me. We have been in the process of having the song urgently removed from all streaming platforms."

Hadiths are highly revered records of the traditions or sayings of the Prophet Muhammad and are sacred to Muslims.

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