As shocking images of caged children continue to roil the political scene in the U.S. due to the Trump administration’s zero-tolerance policy of separating the families of aspiring immigrants seeking asylum in the U.S., Rihanna is urging Americans to join their voices together and raise a ruckus about what’s going on.
Backstage at Sunday’s BET Awards, Rihanna spoke with The Root about why it’s important for citizens to make themselves heard.
“I think in any situation where something is as devastating as what’s happening in America right now with the immigrants, you have to be as loud as you can,” she said.
“You have to raise as much awareness, and not just that, but just as a whole, as a nation, put all your heads and all your voices together and be as loud as possible,” she continued. “That’s the only way that politicians and the government actually listen, when they feel like their country is as concerned as the matter is concerning.”
This isn’t the first time that the “Diamonds” singer has made her feelings known about Trump’s immigration policies. The day before attending the BET Awards, she trolled the president on Instagram by posting a photo in which she held up a shirt from her Fenty fashion line emblazoned with the word “Immigrant” — tagging Trump in the post along with an emoji of a hand waving goodbye.