"Make History This Election": Rihanna Endorses Florida Democrat
Rihanna has thrown her support behind Democrat Andrew Gillum for the upcoming midterm elections in the US.
Gillum is currently the mayor of Tallahassee and -- if successful on November 6 -- he could become the first black governor of Florida.
Rihanna endorsed Gillum on her Instagram page today, alongside a photo of a protester holding "Grab Them By The Midterms" sign.
"You have the opportunity to make history this election," Rih wrote.
"The US has only had four black Governors in its entire history, and we can help make #AndrewGillum the next one and Florida’s first!" she added.
The singer and Fenty entrepreneur implored her fans to consider "critical issues" such as criminal justice reform, health care reform, better pay for teachers, and ensuring a liveable minimum wage.
She also called for the controversial 'Stand Your Ground' laws to be repealed.
"If you’re tired of feeling like you don’t matter in the political process, know the most important thing you can do in supporting a candidate is finding someone who will take on critical issues..." Rihanna wrote.
Gillum has attracted support from other high-profile celebrities including Issa Rae, Gabrielle Union, Alyssa Milano, Rosario Dawson and Tracee Ellis Ross.
The Florida politician thanked Rihanna on Instagram today for her support, writing: "Much love & appreciation @badgalriri!"
Rihanna Promises To Put An End To Her Music Being Played At Trump Rallies
After endorsing Gillum for governor this morning, Rihanna has now hit out at Trump this afternoon.
NBC political analyst Philip Rucker pointed out that Rih's track "Don't Stop The Music" was being played at a pro-Trump rally in Tennessee.
"Not for much longer," Rihanna tweeted. "Me nor my people would ever be at or around one of those tragic rallies, so thanks for the heads up philip!" she said.
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