PopUps: Rihanna Slams Indiana's 'Religious Freedom Law,' Debuts New Song

by Jason St. Amand

National News Editor

Monday April 6, 2015

Artwork for Rihanna's single "Bitch Better Have My Money"
Artwork for Rihanna's single "Bitch Better Have My Money"   (Source:Twitter)

Gearing up for the release of her eighth album, pop princess Rihanna performed at March Madness Music Fest in Indiana Saturday, where she slammed the state's controversial "religious freedom" law before debuting a new song, radio station Q92.3 reports.

"Who's feeling these new bullshit laws that they're trying to pass over here?" Ri said of Indiana's Religious Freedom Restoration Act. "I say fuck that shit. We're just living our motherfucking lives, Indiana."

During her set, the "We Found Love" singer debuted a new track, that will likely be on her yet untitled new album, called "American Oxygen."

"American Oxygen," however, is on available on Jay Z's new streaming service TIDAL.

Rihanna isn't the only celeb to lash out against the controversial law. Before the measure was amended, preventing businesses to discriminate against gay people based on religious beliefs, horror writer Stephen King called the law a "dog turd" and Broadway star and six-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald called out Republican Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, who signed the controversial measure into law last month, via Twitter.

Additionally, Apple Inc. CEO Tim Cook, who is gay, wrote an op-ed for the Washington Post, saying the legislation is bad for business and that it has " the potential to undo decades of progress toward greater equality."

Watch Rihanna's performance below:


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