Rihanna wanted to show her support again, but she didn’t want to wear the same T-shirt twice. Instead, the singer wore a shirt of herself wearing a throwback Hillary Clinton T-shirt. Rih’s sense of style has gotten very “meta,” according to the Huffington Post. Her shirt read, “I’m with her. And her,” on the set of Oceans 8 on Tuesday, Nov. 8. She paired the look with a black fur-lined jacket from her Fenty X Puma collection, black leggings, black sandals, Sunday Somewhere prismatic sunglasses, and her signature dreadlocks.
Turns out the shirt that RiRi was rocking on Election Day was designed by Los Angeles-based label Base DTLA, which does custom screen printings and vintage pop culture T-shirts. According to the brand’s website, Base DTLA is also a creative space for retail pop-ups and events, and studio for “the artistically inclined.”
The singer’s #ImWithHer Rihanna T-shirt is available for $60 in gray. It already has been worn by numerous celebrities, including Sofia Richie, Lena Dunham, Jamie Chung, and Bryan Greenberg. The brand also has a black long-sleeved T-shirt ($70) or a short-sleeved T-shirt in either black ($50) or white ($40), according to the Hollywood Reporter.
Underneath her Instagram post, Rihanna urged her followers to go out and vote on Election Day.
Rihanna previously wore a $35 gray Trapvilla T-shirt that featured Hillary Clinton wearing a New York Yankees baseball cap on Oct. 19. The “Needed Me” singer paired her simple look with an oversized black coat, distressed lace-up boots, denim cutoff shorts, and gold jewelry when she was spotted proudly wearing the T-shirt. Rihanna’s fans went wild over the singer’s support for the presidential candidate and had the hashtag #HILLARIRI trending on social media, according to the Daily Mail.
Though the 28-year-old singer can’t vote since she’s from Barbados, she has urged her fans to vote during one of her concerts back in September.
“I can’t vote, so y’all gotta do that for me. How many of y’all [actually] registered to vote?” she asked the roaring crowd. “If you got a cellphone in your hand then you don’t really have an excuse.”
“It’s crazy numbers right now – over 70 million Americans are not registered to vote and it saddens me because y’all are the future,” she concluded her statement with a valid point, as reported via ATTN.
Rihanna’s statistic is on point. According to U.S. Census Bureau data, about 72 million eligible Americans aren’t registered to vote. Rih also made another interesting point about young people’s power in this election. Millennials are as much of a powerful force as baby boomers, making up 31 percent of the electorate, according to the Pew Research Center. However, the younger generation must register to vote and exercise their right to vote. The Pew Research Center also added that only 46 percent of 18 to 29-year-olds actually went to the polls back in 2012.
Though the singer made it clear that she wasn’t urging fans to vote against Donald Trump, she was just trying to get everyone out there to make a difference.
“Young people y’all are the future…the power is in your hands, literally, in your cellphones. Hillary didn’t pay me to say that, I promise,” she joked before she performed her next song.
Check out Rihanna’s speech in full in the tweet below.
Rhenna telling the girls to vote, put her in office tbh pic.twitter.com/cz4QCDRvgZ
— emma (@robynsfenti) September 4, 2016
Looks like Rihanna is with Hillary Clinton and herself. Maybe on Inauguration Day, Rihanna will step out in another shirt of herself wearing this exact shirt. Rihanna for president? Who knows? Stay tuned.
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