Singer Rihanna performed a concert in Tel Aviv on Monday night, shunning the decision made by other artists not to perform in Israel due to pressure from the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement. But she never mentioned the word “Israel” during her concert, calling out only Tel Aviv and “Palestine.”
Rihanna substituted a song's lyrics to mention Palestine at a Tel Aviv concert Tuesday.
Fifty-thousand spectators gathered to listen to Rihanna perform at Hayarkon Park in Tel Aviv as part of her Diamond World Tour. Prior to the concert, Rihanna was photographed dipping in the Dead Sea.
“Tel Aviv, thank you for making tonight super-duper special! I will never, ever forget this night. I hope I will see you soon,” the singer said, Haaretz reported.
While performing the song “Pour it Up,” instead of singing the lyric, “All I see is signs / All I see is dollar signs,” Rihanna substituted “All I see is Palestine.”