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Rihanna Pulls No Political Punches in Vogue Cover Story

“You came in and murdered the real Americans,” she said of the original European immigrants.

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Fenty Beauty Pulls Controversially Named Product From Shelves

A highlighter dubbed “Geisha Chic” prompted Instagram users to educate the Rihanna-helmed company.

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Rihanna Says No to the Super Bowl

The singer reportedly declined to perform at the halftime show in solidarity with blacklisted NFL player and activist Colin Kaepernick.

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2017 Favorite: N.E.R.D and Rihanna's 'Lemon' Video

The Colorlines team is sharing our favorite 2017 videos, books, hashtags, movies and more. Here, contributing editor Ayana Byrd explains why “Lemon” is so amazing. 

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#BlackTwitter Dreams Come True: Rihanna, Lupita Nyong'o to Star in Ava DuVernay-Directed, Issa Rae-Penned Buddy Flick

The film went from meme to Netflix greenlight in just over a month. 

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How Your Faves Really Feel About the #Inauguration

The Obamas’ departure from the White House and Donald Trump’s first day as president compelled many entertainers of color to speak their minds on social media. They didn’t hold back.

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Beyoncé, Kanye West and More Artists of Color Score Grammy Noms

Beyoncé leads the pack with nine nominations, including three in the song, record and album of the year categories.

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Beyoncé Honors Mothers of the Movement, Crushes 'Lemonade' Hits at MTV Video Music Awards

Plus, Rihanna took home the Video Vanguard Award, Kanye West spoke (a lot) and more from the VMAs. 

Drake Leads BET Awards Pack With Nine Nominations

The ceremony will air on June 26, complete with a tribute to Prince.

What's On Our Radar for 2016

Peep the music, TV, films and other treats we’re excited about this year so far. 

Grace Jones on Miley, Nicki and Rihanna: 'There Is No Long-Term Vision'

The outspoken and trailblazing musician’s memoir, “I’ll Never Write My Memoirs,” comes out on September 24. 

Sanam: Cultural Appropriation is 'Actually Incredibly F***ing Insulting'

We talked to the outspoken, Desi breakout star of Rihanna’s “Bitch Better Have My Money” video about being Internet famous, her new beauty column and why cultural appropriation bothers her so damn much. 

Baltimore Police Didn't Allow Rihanna Permit for Free Concert, Walking with Protestors

The superstar wanted to hold a free concert and join protesters in the wake of the protests after Freddie Gray’s murder, but was not allowed to, according to recently-surfaced internal police memos. 

Five MTV VMA Nominees That Shouldn't Be Surprising, Yet Are

Flying Lotus, FKA Twigs, and a whole new category for socially-conscious videos?! 

Desi Star of Rihanna's New Video: 'You Don't See a Whole Lot of Desi Girls Doing Stuff Like This.'

Sanam, the Desi woman who Rihanna found on Instagram before casting her in the infamous “Bitch Better Have My Money” music video, opened up to Vice about the video and her newfound Internet fame. 

VIDEO: 'Bitch Better Have My Money' Puts Rihanna Back In Controversy

The video for the superstar’s trap-heavy new single, which features sensational and lurid depictions of kidnapping and murder, has garnered significant controversy. 

Rihanna Calls Out Indiana's 'Religious Freedom' Law

Badgal RiRi throws a few choice expletives at Governor Mike Pence and his homophobic friends.

Germanwings Murder-Suicide, Rihanna's New Single, NASA to Make a Moon for the Moon

Some of Thursday morning’s big headlines

CBS Pulled Rihanna's Performance Before Baltimore Ravens Game

They aired a report about Ray Rice instead.

Tyler Perry Tops Razzie Nominations For Worst Achievement in Film

The Razzies committee announced this years nominations for worst achievements in film for the past year.