Rihanna is a recently christened billionaire, but she remains humble about her wealth. “God is good,” was her reaction to acquiring so much value to her name. That Fenty Beauty line she has certainly helped out a lot, but the company is now under fire in a big way.
TMZ reports that RiRi’s company has a new lawsuit to deal with. This massive $10 million lawsuit against Fenty Beauty was filed by a musician who claims that Rihanna’s company misused her song.
It is alleged that Fenty Beauty reached out to this unnamed artist and asked permission to use her track. Then they messed up and played a version of the song that included an Islamic proverb by mistake.
This artist is only going as “Jane Doe” in the lawsuit, possibly due to Rihanna’s undeniable influence in the music industry. It could also have something to do with the fact that Jane Doe claims that she “immediately got threats on her life” as the Fenty Beauty fashion show was streamed in front of millions.
It is alleged that the artist made it very clear to the Fenty Beauty reps that they shouldn’t use the version of her song with the religious verses, but they didn’t listen. She warned them, and then this unnamed artist was the one who paid for the error.
Rihanna apologized for this mistake due to the backlash as she posted a text graphic saying: “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 apologize 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! Moving forward we will make sure nothing like this ever happens again. Thank you for your forgiveness and understanding, Rih.”
The unnamed artist still claims that she was forced into hiding due to the barrage of death threats and hate she received over the song. Fenty Beauty declined a request to comment.
The unnamed artist is seeking $10 million in damages from Rihanna’s business for this botched song incident. We will continue monitoring this situation here at Thirsty.