Just when you thought the news cycle was done with Rachel Dolezal, Rihanna name-drops her in an interview

In a lengthy cover story for Vanity Fair, the pop star mentioned Dolezal, the white NAACP leader who said she identified as a black woman. Rihanna seemed to defend her, saying that Dolezal gave people a new perspective

“I think she was a bit of a hero, because she kind of flipped on society a little bit,” she says. “Is it such a horrible thing that she pretended to be black? Black is a great thing, and I think she legit changed people’s perspective a bit and woke people up.” Read more…

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Rihanna says Rachel Dolezal is ‘a bit of a hero’