Caribbean songstress Rihanna has been told by religious groups in Senegal that she is no longer welcome in the country, all because they believe she’s a part of the Illuminati.
Several religious organizations are aiming to block her next visit, claiming she intends to promote homosexuality and is in collusion with the Freemasons, according to The Guardian.
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The “Work” singer is scheduled to visit the country for a conference on education in the country alongside French President Emmanuel Macron. The Barbadian is an ambassador for the Global Partnership for Education.
The group attempting to block the visit consist of 30 Islamic groups together called No to Freemasonry. Spokesperson Cheikh Oumar Diagne had this to say about the pop star.
“Rihanna doesn’t hide it: she’s part of the Illuminati, a branch of Freemasons.”
Diagne believes the recent Grammy winner will actually be visiting Senegal to secretly participate in a Freemason’s conference.
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Born and raised in Compton, California, Jessica Bennett began her career as an intern at The Oakland Post, and later, The Source Magazine. She went on to write for respected hip hop publications such as DJ Booth and Hip Hop DX before becoming the Urban Editor of pop culture website, Wetpaint.com. She joined Ebony as the Entertainment Editor August 2017. Bennett has interviewed such names as Vanessa Williams, Spike Lee, Tyra Banks, Forest Whitaker, Magic & Cookie Johnson and several others.