Rihanna has apologised for including a recording of an Islamic verse in a song played during a fashion show for her lingerie brand Savage x Fenty. According to details, the song Doom by producer Coucou Chloe included a remix of a Hadith narration when played during a segment of the show. The singer received immense backlash from the Muslim community for her irresponsible act.
Sharing her apology to her Instagram stories, the 32-year-old thanked the Muslim community for highlighting the issue and apologised for hurting their sentiments.
“I’d like to thank the Muslim community for pointing out a huge oversight that was unintentionally offensive in our Savage x Fenty show, I would more importantly like to apologise to you for this honest, yet careless 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 continued.
“Moving forward we will make sure nothing like this ever happens again. Thank you for your forgiveness and understanding,” she wrote.
The song’s music producer also Chloe apologised for the “offence caused by the vocal samples used” in her song and said that they are in process of removing the song from all streaming platforms.
Rihanna had ignited backlash after she used a song that included sacred Islamic verses during her second Savage x Fenty lingerie fashion show. During the show, which streamed on Amazon Prime on Friday, lingerie models had danced to the song Doom. The song, released in 2017, includes a remix of a hadith narration about the end of times and judgment day.
After the news came to light, Feroze Khan expressed his outrage over the matter and tweeted: “You are filth Rihanna.”
However, after the singer apologised. Feroze deleted his tweet and accepted her apology.