Grammy-winning singer Rihanna is the latest high-profile celebrity to speak out on the Israeli-Palestine conflict. The Savage x Fenty queen has stepped up to send prayers and give an emotional reaction to the violence happening overseas.
Rihanna reacts to violent Israeli-Palestine conflict
RiRi went to her Instagram page to deliver a heartfelt statement. She acknowledged the harm and loss happening on both sides of the war.
“My heart is breaking with the violence I’m seeing displayed between Israel and Palestine! I can’t bare to see it! Innocent Israeli and Palestinian children are hiding in bomb shelters, over 40 lives lost in Gaza alone, at least 13 of whom were also innocent children! There needs to be some kind of resolve! We are sadly watching innocent people fall victim to notions perpetuated by government and extremists, and this cycle needs to be broken!”
French Montana pushes for Palestine’s freedom
This week, rap heavyweight French Montana spoke out on the conflict. The Bad Boy Records superstar hit up Instagram with an emotional pic. The shot featured a child holding a Palestine flag standing in front of fiery smoke.
“free Palestine 🇵🇸”
Back in summer 2014, French went to his social media pages to rally support for the country.
“Free Palestine !!”
DJ Khaled Sends Prayers
This week, We The Best CEO DJ Khaled shared an emotional post to the world. Specifically, the Palestinian musician acknowledged what’s currently going down with the Israeli-Palestine conflict.
“Sending love ❤️ and light ☀️ and prayers 🤲🏽 to my Palestinian 🇵🇸 brothers & sisters and Everyone around the world 🌎 IM PRAYING FOR PEACE AND LOVE TO THE WORLD PEACE AND LOVE TO EVERYONE!🌍 ! 🤲🏽”
The attacks come after weeks of protests over Israeli restrictions on Muslim residents in East Jerusalem. Tensions centered on a neighborhood in the city, Sheikh Jarrah, where a Jewish settler group has been attempting to use the courts to evict six Palestinian families.
Weeks of Palestinian protests over efforts to remove Muslim families from portions of Jerusalem spilled over into military conflict Monday. Israeli police raided the Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem, the site of the simmering weekslong standoff, resulting in clashes that wounded several hundred Palestinians, as well as some police officers, prompting an exchange of rocket fire between Hamas militants in Gaza and Israeli defense forces. Hamas fired as many as three hundred rockets, a small number of which targeted the city of Jerusalem for the first time since 2014. There were a smattering of injuries from the rockets that prompted Israeli airstrikes that killed at least 20, including nine children, according to Palestinian officials. (SLATE)
Diddy Celebrates DJ Khaled’s No. 1 Album
On a separate note, music mogul Diddy recently shared a huge announcement by Billboard confirming Khaled earned his third No. 1 win for his 12th studio album, Khaled Khaled. Puff included a heartfelt message in the post, congratulating his “brother” on his hard work paying off once again.
“I’m so proud of you my brother! You did it again. Your third number one record!!! ANOTHER 1!!!! @djkhaled ❤️💪🏿🙏🏿🔥🔥🔥 +1!!!!!! So PROUD OF YOU!!!! In all of my years I have never seen a artist work this hard for a album release ever in my life. Hard work pays off!!!”
Fellow New York rapper Nas saluted Khaled and also plugged his standout “Sorry Not Sorry” single off the project.
“Congrats my brother @djkhaled on another one! Khaled Khaled # 1. 👑👑👑👑SORRY NOT SORRY 👑👑👑👑👑👑”