Music, fashion and humanitarian icon Rihanna has worked tirelessly to keep her Clara Lionel Foundation afloat, which aims to benefit underprivileged communities worldwide with improved education, healthcare and the like.
Leading up to her educational conference in Senegal with French president Emmanuel Macron, however, there’s one organization overseas that’s aiming to shut the Anti songstress out of the West African territory once and for all.
Citing the infamously controversial Illuminati secret society, The Guardian reports that a group called No to Freemasonry and Homosexuality is actively working to ban Rihanna and her visit. Cheikh Oumar Diagne, The Guardian identifies as the voice of the organization, directly called her out with the group’s accusations.
“Rihanna doesn't hide it: she’s part of the Illuminati, a branch of Freemasons,” Diagne reportedly said.
His proof? Diagne played connect the dots, alleging that RiRi’s meeting with the French president coincides with the exact dates as a Freemasons’ conference, and she’ll be attending both. Guardian adds that he seems to have gotten his information from online conspiracy sites.
In real news, RiRi’s visit is actually tied to The Global Partnership for Education, which parallels the goals of The Clara Lionel Foundation in raising money for disadvantaged and impoverished children in multiple countries. At the conference that she’s scheduled to attend, Senegalese president Macky Sall will also be hosting with the Barbadian bad gal and Macron.