On Sunday, Washington Post reporter Philip Rucker took to Twitter with a colorful description from a rally in Chattanooga, Tennessee, attended by President Trump, in which he mentioned singer Rihanna’s song “Don’t Stop the Music” was played.
“Everyone’s loving it,” Rucker said of the rally, which he likened to “a ball game” as the music blared, the crowd cheered, and aides tossed free t-shirts to those in attendance.
It’s been said a million times, but here’s a million and one — Trump’s rallies are unlike anything else in politics. Currently, Rihanna’s “Don’t Stop the Music” is blaring in Chattanooga as aides toss free Trump T-shirts into the crowd, like a ball game. Everyone’s loving it.
— Philip Rucker (@PhilipRucker) November 4, 2018
Rihanna, however, was not amused, and said “Not for much longer” regarding the use of her music.
“Me nor my people would ever be at or around one of those tragic rallies,” said Rihanna, coyly thanking the reporter for “the heads up.”
Not for much longer…me nor my people would ever be at or around one of those tragic rallies, so thanks for the heads up philip! https://t.co/dRgRi06GrJ
— Rihanna (@rihanna) November 5, 2018
Quickly, several vocally anti-Trump celebrities praised the singer, including Kathy Griffin and Debra Messing, both known for their vocal criticism of the president and his policies.
— Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) November 5, 2018
#Florida! #Rihanna has a message for you!!! #Repost @rihanna
FLORIDA: You have the opportunity to make history this election. The US has only had four black Governors in its entire… https://t.co/NtTTuMPK5k
— Debra Messing (@DebraMessing) November 5, 2018
— YBF CHIC (@TheYBF) November 5, 2018
I love Rihanna. https://t.co/rqRlUXpWz0
— Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) November 5, 2018