Rihanna Poses Nude, Calls Rachel Dolezal a ‘Hero’ in Vanity Fair

For her upcoming November Vanity Fair feature, pop star Rihanna strips down, while also heaping high praise on Rachel Dolezal and explaining why she thought she could change Chris Brown after he assaulted her in 2009.

Dolezal, the former head of the Spokane, WA NAACP, made headlines in June, after claiming to be the victim of racially motivated discrimination. The 37-year-old was found to have been born white, and had lied about her race, going as far as posing as a black woman.

Rihanna told Vanity Fair that Dolezal should be praised, not punished, for lying about her race.

“I think she was a bit of a hero, because she kind of flipped on society a little bit,” said Rihanna. “Is it such a horrible thing that she pretended to be black? Black is a great thing, and I think she legit changed people’s perspective a bit and woke people up.”

Rihanna also talked about her relationship with ex-boyfriend Chris Brown, who viciously assaulted her before the 2009 Grammy’s, telling the mag why she thought she could change him, when taking him back three weeks after the attack.


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