"Be as loud as you can”: Rihanna urges people to stand up for refugees

Backstage at the BET Awards, Rihanna was emphatic about the current political situation.

June 26, 2019

Rihanna appeared at Sunday night’s BET Awards to honour Mary J. Blige with her BET Lifetime Achievement award, and took some time while backstage to speak to The Root about Donald Trump’s immigration policies and how to protest them.

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“I think in any situation where it’s as devastating as what’s happening America with immigrants you have to be as loud as you can, you have to raise as much awareness,” the musician and businesswoman told the site. “Put all your heads together, put your voices together, and be as loud as possible, because that’s the only way that politicians and the government actually listen.” Watch the full video above.

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"Be as loud as you can”: Rihanna urges people to stand up for refugees