Speaking at the BET Awards this past weekend, Rihanna spoke to The Root about the current immigrant situation in the US.

She said, "I think in any situation where something is as devastating as what’s happening in America right now with the immigrants, you have to be as loud as you can." She continued, "You have to raise as much awareness, and not just that, but just as a whole, as a nation, put all your heads and all your voices together and be as loud as possible. That’s the only way that politicians and the government actually listen, when they feel like their country is as concerned as the matter is concerning." Watch the clip above.

It's natural the singer feels strongly about this topic, given she is herself an immigrant from Barbados. In fact, last week her brand, Fenty, dropped shirts with "Immigrant" written on the back.

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