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Rihanna Prays for 'Swift End' to Conflict After Deleting '#FreePalestine' Tweet
The pop star denies she's taking sides in the Israel-Palestine conflict
Despite being one of today's most outspoken, IDGAF pop stars, Rihanna would like to apologize for a recent controversial tweet.
Not long after "#FreePalestine" got blasted out to her 36.4 million followers, the contentious tweet was deleted and Rihanna sent out another one clarifying her stance on the conflict. The more palatable (but not so optimistic) tweet reads:
Let's pray for peace and a swift end to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict! Is there any hope?.... pic.twitter.com/jHD56KXkcu— Rihanna (@rihanna) July 15, 2014
According to TMZ, sources close to Rihanna say the "#FreePalestine" tweet was actually sent out by mistake while RiRi was reading about the conflict.
NBA star Dwight Howard also tweeted-then-deleted "#FreePalestine," explaining, "Previous tweet was a mistake. I have never commented on international politics and never will. " Brooklyn rapper Talib Kweli caught wind of the situation and tweeted this at the Houston Rockets player: "NBA is a corporation & you have certain obligations. I still appreciate your efforts to be humane…"