The multi-talented musician Rihanna went undercover to support the Asian community at a “Stop Asian Hate” Rally in New York City, Sunday (April 3rd).
The Fenty mogul kept a low profile while at the rally, sporting long braids, a black face mask, a baseball cap, and oversized shades. The singer attended the rally with her assistant Tina Truong, who shared their experience on Instagram.
“This is what solidarity looks like! #stopaapihate #stopasianhate #callitahatecrime,” Troung writes.
Troung shared a series of photos and videos from the rally, including Rihanna holding up a sign that reads, “Stop Asian Hate.” Along with a photo of the international singer is a video of her dancing in the streets while marching at the rally.
Later Troung shared of video of the Grammy-winning artist giving her Instagram handle to another rally attendee.
Troung captioned the video, “When Rih gives you her IG handle but you think she’s trolling.”
In the video, Rihanna is seen giving her social media handle to a protestor. Once clicking on the page, the protestor stops and asks the singer, “that’s you?.” The singer replies by laughing.
Troug’s own sign read, “Bad day? #Call it a hate crime.” The poster references Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office spokesman who said Robert Aaron Long “had a bad day” after the gunman opened fire on three Atlanta spas killing eight people. Reports show that six of the eight people killed were of Asain descent.
The shootings have followed several recent attacks against the Asian community nationwide. These incidents spark national outcry and conversations regarding hate crimes against the Asian community.
Rallies supporting the Asian community have spread through the nation, including Atlanta, Pittsburgh, New York City, and Chicago.