Former President Donald Trump reignited his feud with pop star Rihanna ahead of her long awaited performance at Super Bowl LVII.
Texas Republican Rep. Ronny Jackson reminded the ex-president that he still had a bone to pick with the “Lift Me Up” singer, when he bashed the NFL for allowing her to headline the championship game.
“Rihanna spray painted “F*** Donald Trump” on a car at the Cadillac Ranch in Amarillo,” he pointed out.
The pop superstar made headlines in August 2020 for defacing the famed art installation with the disparaging statement about Trump, which occured in the months leading up to the presidential election.
She spray painted “F–k Trump” on one of the ten half-buried Cadillac cars along Route 66, just outside of Amarillo, TX.
Rihanna shared a photo of herself spraying the roof of one of the vehicles, then another of herself admiring her handiwork. She caption her Aug. 14 Instagram post: “Art.”
The Barbadian born songstress was not legally cited for adding her “art” to the vehicle, as the Cadillac Ranch is famed for encouraging visitors to add their marks to the installation.
Her addition to the Route 66 attraction clearly left it’s mark on Jackson, who believes she shouldn’t be allowed to perform during professional football’s most watched annual game.
“She’s made a career of spewing degenerate filth while badmouthing America every chance she gets,” Jackson asserted.
“Why is the NFL showcasing this crap? Rihanna SHOULD NOT be the halftime performer!!”
Trump clearly agrees with Jackson, and made sure to take a dig at the “Umbrella” singer.
“Without her “Stylist” she’d be NOTHING,” he replied to Texas Republican on Truth Social. “Bad everything, and NO TALENT!”
It’s not surprising that Trump still holds a grudge against the SAVAGE X FENTY billionaire.
She made sure to shut down the use of her music at his rallies, when Washington Post deputy editor Philip Rucker tweeted about it in November 2018.
“It’s been said a million times, but here’s a million and one — Trump’s rallies are unlike anything else in politics,” he posted.
“Currently, Rihanna’s “Don’t Stop the Music” is blaring in Chattanooga as aides toss free Trump T-shirts into the crowd, like a ball game. Everyone’s loving it.”
“Not for much longer…me nor my people would ever be at or around one of those tragic rallies, so thanks for the heads up Philip!” She wrote back.
The following year, Rihanna told Vogue that Trump was the “most mentally ill human being” in the nation.
Her remarks came after 32 lives were lost at mass shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio in 2019.
At the time, Trump said that “Mental illness and hatred pulls the trigger — not the gun.”
“It is devastating,” she said about the shootings. “People are being murdered by war weapons that they legally purchase. This is just not normal. That should never, ever be normal.”
“Put an Arab man with that same weapon in that same Walmart and there is no way that Trump would sit there and address it publicly as a mental health problem,” she added.
“The most mentally ill human being in America right now seems to be the president.”
In the same interview, admitted to turning down the opportunity to perform at Super Bowl LIV, in support of San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick for his treatment by the league.
“I couldn’t dare do that. For what? Who gains from that? Not my people. I just couldn’t be a sellout. I couldn’t be an enabler,” she said about passing.
“There’s things within that organization that I do not agree with at all, and I was not about to go and be of service to them in any way,” Rihanna concluded.
Clearly two years makes a difference, because she’s set to headline the half time show when the Kansas City Chiefs face off against the Philadelphia Eagles.
Rihanna’s performance at the State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona on Sunday will be her first live show in seven years.