Any major Rihanna fan is well aware that the singer is from Barbados and any Jamaican who’s also a fan would tell you otherwise since the country is seemingly trying to claim her as their own prized possession. As per the latest Twitter trend, #RihannaIsJamaican, Bajans are going up against a rowdy bunch of proud islanders who are doing everything in their power to convince people that the “Work” singer is really a Jamaican.

“Jamaicans, you know, if we pretend like Rihanna is Jamaican, the world would believe us and there is nothing the Bajans can do about it. Let’s kidnap Rihanna’s nationality, y’all,” one Twitter user wrote, which sparked the whole debacle. From there, some of the most hilarious graphics were presented that showcased Rihanna on the Jamaican dollar bill and walking around the streets of St. Ann.

Nicole Dennis-Benn


Who did this? Jamaican people nuh easy at all! But ah can see why we undefeated. 😂🤣😂 🇯🇲

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barbados need to chill.
Cause i remember this day like it was yesterday.

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Some Jamaican fans even updated Rihanna’s Wikipedia page to make it seem as if her Jamaican nationality was a well-known fact from the jump.

Bringer of Storms@MrKritique

Jamaicans can achieve anything we put our minds to.

The biggest Celebrity Heist without rehearsal.

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Even Jamaica’s KFC locations played into the trend when they photoshopped an image of Rihanna at the Portmore Mall location.

KFC Jamaica


Don’t know what the debate is for. Rihanna stopped by KFC Portmore Mall on her way home last week.

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Rihanna has yet to respond to the hilarious banter and we assume she’s having just as much fun as her fans are.

Dionne JacksonMiller@djmillerJA

I have been thoroughly enjoying the threads.

Although I couldn’t understand the argument at first bcz I interviewed her after she won Tastee Talent Contest as a Jamaican schoolgirl

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Julian Cresser@JulianCresser

One thing I’ve learned from this whole saga is that we have the better graphic artists . . .

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