Rihanna Gets Political

Rihanna has debuted her new video “American Oxygen” and it’s more politically charged than anyone would have suspected from a pop star. While a lot of the clips and lyrics may not have the same emotional impact for us here in New Zealand, we can all appreciate the moments portrayed in the video, from the moon landing to the Ferguson riots. The takeaway? A powerful message about how civil rights and race relations are issues that are just as raw and relevant now as they were in the 60s.