Rihanna On Rachel Dolezal: “I Think She Was A Bit Of A Hero”

Rihanna almost never gives interviews anymore, but she recently appeared on the cover of Vanity Fair and gave the magazine an interview. The interview has a few personal tidbits about Chris Brown (she’s not friends with him anymore), other dudes (she’s not dating anyone), and her album (Jay Z says she’s still working on it because she wants it to be perfect). She and Eminem say nice things about each other. But the most interesting bit of the interview is about Rachel Dolezal, the Spokane, Washington woman who become a Twitter punchline this summer. Dolezal was living as a black woman and was the head of a local NAACP chapter, but her parents revealed that she’s actually a white lady from Montana. There have been a lot of takes on this, but Rihanna still has a fresh one. She thinks Dolezal is “a bit of a hero, because she kind of flipped on society a little bit. 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.”

Check out the full interview here.