Rihanna has fired back at Dutch magazine "Jackie" after an article they ran referred to her as "the ultimate n*ggab*tch."
The popular magazine which has a circulation of almost 58,000 copies a month according to Parlour Magazine. also referred to the singer as Jamaican, when she is actually from Barbados.
Check out the offensive excerpt below.
“She has street cred, she has a ghetto a** and she has a golden throat. Rihanna, the good girl gone bad, is the ultimate n*ggab*tch and displays that gladly, and for her that means: what’s on can come off. If that means she’ll be on stage half naked, then so be it. But Dutch winters aren’t like Jamaican ones, so pick a clothing style in which your daughter can resist minus ten. No to the big sunglasses and the pornheels, and yes to the tiger print, pink shizzle and everything that glitters. Now let’s hope she won’t beat anybody up at daycare.”
After receiving tons of criticism the magazine's Editor in Chief Eva Hoeke issued an apology via the publication's Facebook page.
First: thanks for all your responses. We are of course very fed up over this and especially very shocked. However I’m glad that we’re engaging in a dialogue on this page — not everybody does that. Thanks for this. Other than that I can be brief about this: this should have never happened. Period. While the author meant no harm — the title of the article was intended as a joke — it was a bad joke, to say the least. And that slipped through my, the editor-in-chief’s, fingers. Stupid, painful and sucks for all concerned. The author has been addressed on it, and now I can only ensure that these terms will no longer end up in the magazine. Furthermore I hope that you all believe there was absolutely no racist motive behind the choice of words. It was stupid, it was naive to think that this was an acceptable form of slang — you hear it all the time on tv and radio, then your idea of what is normal apparently shifts — but it was especially misguided: there was no malice behind it. We make our magazine with love, energy and enthusiasm, and it can sometimes happen that someone is out of line. And then you can only do one thing: apologize. And hope that others wish to accept it.
From the bottom of my heart I say it again: we never intended to offend anyone. And I mean that.
Whether the apology was genuine or not only they know, but Rihanna fired back at the publication by tweeting Eva directly.
“@evajackie I hope u can read english, because your magazine is a poor representation of the evolution of human rights!" Rihanna wrote. "I find you disrespectful, and rather desperate!! You ran out of legit, civilized information to print! There are 1000′s of Dutch girls who would love to be recognized for their contributions to your country, you could have given them an article. Instead, u paid to print one degrading an entire race! That’s your contribution to this world! To encourage segregation, to mislead the future leaders to act in the past! You put two words together. @evajackie with the intent of abasement, that made no sense…”N*GGA B*TCH”?!….Well with all respect, on behalf of my race, here are my two words for you…F*CK YOU!!!”
This incident is the second one in the last week where Rihanna has been attacked racially. During her Loud tour stop in Lisbon, Portugal last weekend Riri was verbally attacked by a man staying at her hotel.
"I just met the most racist c*nt EVER!!! This man said the craziest sh*t about black women," Rihanna wrote on her Twitter page. "[He] called us dogs, s****, we don't look like sh*t, we don't belong in the same hotels...needless to say, the #N*GGA in me came out! Bajan accent and all! Lol! Turns out the hotel manager's black. Oh and he had the NERVE to diss black people in his Tighty whitey's!!!! SMH...and tbh a lil black wouldn't hurt him."
It's insane to think that we're almost in the year 2012 and even a superstar like Rihanna still gets discriminated against.