Omarion and Ne-Yo are defending Rihanna over recent rumors that she’s a devil worshipper.
After the release of her newest single, rumors about Rihanna worshiping the devil have been circulating. Singer Tiffany Evans was the one to get the ball rolling with her disapproval of “Russian Roulette.”
Tiffany took to Twitter, stating, “You gotta watch what u say. Because there are a lot of weak people in the world. They are susceptible to anything so anything you say or do some people actually do listen. So make sure its nothing bad. Its okay to be deep, but not murder deep.”
In an interview with The Boom Box, Omarion spoke on those allegations.
"I don’t know if Rihanna [has fallen victim to those pressures]. I’ve never really heard her speak about it," he said. "I hope that she doesn’t believe in that stuff and I don’t think that she does, but I don’t know. It’s not just been a Rihanna thing, [there’s has been religious speculation] about a lot of artists," he said.
“I don’t personally know Rihanna’s beliefs,” he continued, “but I think there’s a very dark and very sinister part of the entertainment business and I think it’s very visible."
Grammy-winning singer and songwriter Ne-Yo, who wrote “Russian Roulette,” also commented on the rumors.
While speaking with MTV News he said, “She wanted to be dark, but not just dark for the sake of being dark, dark with kind of a meaning, dark with some kind of thing to it."
Ne-Yo later defended the track, comparing it to Michael Jackson’s Thrille.
"Nobody’s really going out to play Russian roulette or thinking about killing themselves or nothing like that,” he said. “It was just an interesting topic over a crazy beat, and who better to pull that off than somebody like Rihanna?"
– Sophia Adem
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