The star advised fans to vote in states holding primary elections in one of her two posts on Instagram during Blackout Tuesday, during which social media users stopped posting personal or commercial content and shared a black square or information about the Black Lives Matter movement.
“VOTE,” she wrote next to Tuesday’s list of the nine States — holding elections. “Ya ain’t got s**t else to do man! Get yo a*s off the couch and go vote!!! I don’t wanna hear another excuse!! Stop believing that your vote and voice don’t matter! This the illest way to protest…vote for the change you want (sic)!!!”
One follower, happen to disagree with the Diamonds hitmaker, replying: “Voting ain’t gon (sic) change s**t.”
The singer and fashion mogul answered: “Sick of hearing this! Ya know what ain’t gon change s**t? Not doing s**t!!!!”
Other supporters of Rihanna understood her viewpoint on the importance of voting – with one eloquently trying to persuade the disillusioned person to vote as well as wanting to join the protests that hit the U.S. after the death of George Floyd, an unarmed African-American man, at the hands of the Minneapolis, Minnesota police a week ago.
“To that one soul reading this, I know you’re tired. You’re fed up,” they explained. “You’re so close to breaking, but there’s strength within you, even when you feel weak. Keep fighting. But first… VOTE. Your votes are needed today. Let’s remain diligent and aware. Make your voices heard in the streets. Make your voices heard with your vote too.”
The US Presidential Election in 2020 is set to be held on November 3rd.