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Jamaican and Bajan Twitter are feuding over Rihanna’s nationality

'Let’s kidnap Rihanna’s nationality, y’all.'

 

Libby Cohen

Internet Culture

Published Oct 10, 2019   Updated May 20, 2021, 1:44 am CDT

A feud between Jamaican Twitter and Bajan Twitter has ensued over Rihanna’s nationality.

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It all started when a Twitter user urged Jamaican Twitter to steal Rihanna from Barbados, where she is famously from. “Jamaicans, you know, if we pretend like Rihanna is Jamaican, the world would believe us and there is nothing the Bajans can do about it. Let’s kidnap Rihanna’s nationality, y’all,” they wrote, per Urbanislandz.

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What followed were photoshopped images, claiming Rihanna’s Jamaican heritage.

“One thing I’ve learned from this whole #RihannaIsJamaican saga is that we have the better graphic artists . . .” Twitter user @JulianCresser wrote.

Another photoshopped Rihanna onto a Jamaican bill.

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Another put Rihanna on a Jamaican political campaign. “#RihannaIsJamaican Barbados need to chill. Cause I remember this day like it was yesterday,” Twitter user @Officialreysoja wrote.

Users are going as far as to edit her Wikipedia page and photoshop her onto a Jamaican passport. One valiant supporter of the cause even photoshopped the Jamaican flag onto Rihanna’s Twitter page.

Jamaican Twitter is proving it will do just about anything to earn Rihanna’s origin.

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*First Published: Oct 10, 2019, 5:41 pm CDT