Rihanna Did NOT Tell Kids To “Pray To Satan,” Despite Fake News

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Rihanna Satan Pray Kids

By Andrew Shuster |

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Rihanna did not tell a group of kids to “pray to Satan,” despite an absurd report from a website known for peddling fake news. Gossip Cop looked into the claim and we can exclusively set the record straight.

The singer was honored in her hometown of Barbados on Thursday by getting a street named after her. According to the repeatedly discredited YourNewsWire, she encouraged children to turn to dark forces to make their wishes come true while giving a speech at the ceremony. The unreliable blog quotes Rihanna as saying, “The definition of stupidity is doing something over and over again when it isn’t working. If Jesus hasn’t answered your prayers, try praying to Satan.”

The outlet further purports that the singer told the kids in the crowd, “Jesus doesn’t care about you. Do you really think he’s even listening? Hot tip y’all, because you are my people. Be efficient, go to Satan.” The unreliable blog, which refers to Rihanna as a “Devil-worshipping entertainer,” goes on to say that horrified parents quickly removed their children from the event during the singer’s alleged sermon about Satan.

The only remotely true aspect of this story is that Rihanna attended the opening of a street named after her in Barbados. As for the singer’s supposed speech about worshiping the devil, does YourNewsWire really expect its readers to believe that no other media outlet in attendance at the ceremony decided to report on it? Gossip Cop can confirm that all of the quotes attributed to the singer in the site’s article are fabricated.

In fact, Gossip Cop recently busted YourNewsWire for publishing a very similar and equally untrue report. The site claimed that Jay Z praised Lucifer and referred to Jesus as “fake news” during a concert, but no such incident ever occurred. Rihanna never shared that sentiment either.

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