Global superstar Rihanna has apologized for using holy Islamic verses at her recent Savage x Fenty lingerie fashion show.
As per details, the event, which streamed on Amazon Live last Friday, saw lingerie models dancing to “Doom,” a 2017 song by London-based producer Coucou Chloe featuring a snippet from the Hadith on judgment day.
The 32-year-old pop star apologized for the fashion show disaster in a series of heartfelt Instagram Stories shared by fans on Tuesday.
“I would like to thank the Muslim community for pointing out a huge oversight that was unintentionally offensive in our Savage x Fenty show,” she wrote on a social media post.
“I would more importantly like to apologize to you for this honest, yet careless mistake,” she added.
She continued: “We understand that we have hurt many of our Muslim brothers and sisters, and I’m incredibly disheartened by this!” Rihanna concluded the post by calling the decision “irresponsible” and promising to “make sure nothing like this ever happens again.
The song’s music producer also Chloe apologized for the “offense caused by the vocal samples used” in her song and said that they are in process of removing the song from all streaming platforms.
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. 2/2
— COUCOU CHLOE (@coucou_chloe) October 5, 2020
Coucou Chloe has since apologized for the controversial song in a Monday tweet: “I want to deeply apologize for the offense 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,” it added. Chloe has since pledged to remove the song from all streaming platforms.