Rihanna says Trump is 'the most mentally ill human being in America'

Rihanna opened up about her thoughts on President Donald Trump, saying in a Vogue interview published this week that she thinks he’s the “most mentally ill human being in America right now.”

On Wednesday, the fashion magazine published an interview with the musician and beauty mogul where she was candid about her political beliefs and distaste for the president.

Rihanna said it’s “devastating” to live in a country with back-to-back shootings, noting the mass shootings that took place within one day of each other in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio.

“People are being murdered by war weapons that they legally purchase. This is just not normal. That should never, ever be normal. And the fact that it’s classified as something different because of the color of their skin? It’s a slap in the face. It’s completely racist,” said the 31-year-old. 

“Put an Arab man with that same weapon in that same Walmart and there is no way that Trump would sit there and address it publicly as a mental health problem,” she said. “The most mentally ill human being in America right now seems to be the president.”

The native Barbadian talked about being an immigrant in America right now, telling the publication that she doesn’t even know what to say to young immigrants growing up in this time.

“What do you say? What can you say? It’s gonna get better? I almost feel sick to my stomach. I don’t even believe this is happening in real life. In front of my eyes. In front of the world. It’s not even hidden. This is blatant,” she said.

The singer also confirmed to the publication that she did turn down the opportunity to perform in the 2019 Super Bowl halftime show in solidarity with former NFL player Colin Kaepernick.

“I couldn’t dare do that. For what? Who gains from that? Not my people. I just couldn’t be a sellout. I couldn’t be an enabler. There’s things within that organization that I do not agree with at all, and I was not about to go and be of service to them in any way,” she said of the situation.

34 PHOTOS
Rihanna through the years
See Gallery
Rihanna through the years
Rihanna at the Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
Rihanna during 2005 RadioNow 93.1 Santa Slam at Pepsi Arena in Indianapolis, Indianapolis, United States. (Photo by Michael Hickey/WireImage)
Rihanna during Kiss 108 FM Jingle Ball 2005 - Show at Tsongas Arena in Lowell, Massachusetts, United States. (Photo by Marc Andrew Deley/FilmMagic)
Rihanna at the KIIS FM Jingle Ball 2005 at Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Brad Washburn/FilmMagic)
The Smash Hits Poll Winners Party, Wembley Pavilion, London - 20 Nov 2005, Rihanna (Photo by Brian Rasic/Getty Images)
Rihanna, presenter during 3rd Annual Vibe Awards - Press Room at Sony Studios in Culver City, California, United States. (Photo by Jason Merritt/FilmMagic)
BARBADOS, W.I. - OCTOBER 22: Singer Rihanna performs on stage during a MTV Networks Tempo Channel launch event at The Plantation & Garden Theater October 22, 2005 Christ Church, Barbados, W.I. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Getty Images for Tempo)
BARBADOS, W.I. - OCTOBER 22: Singer Rihanna poses backstage during a MTV Networks Tempo Channel launch event at The Plantation & Garden Theater October 22, 2005 Christ Church, Barbados, W.I. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Getty Images for Tempo)
AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS - NOVEMBER 17: Rihanna performs live at Heineken Music Hall on November 17, 2006 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. (Photo by Greetsia Tent/WireImage)
Rihanna performs during the half-time show of the 2006 Brut Sun Bowl contested bewteen Oregon State and Missouri at Sun Bowl Stadium in El Paso, Texas on December 29, 2006. (Photo by Steve Grayson/WireImage)
NEW YORK - DECEMBER 20: ***EXCLUSIVE ACCESS*** Singer Rihanna performs onstage at Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve 2007 held at the Nokia Theatre on December 20, 2006 in New York City. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/DCP/Getty Images for DCP)
NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 6: Rihanna, wearing Gucci, arrives at "A Night to Benefit Raising Malawi and UNICEF" hosted by Madonna and Gucci at theUnited Nations on February 6, 2007 in New York City. (Photo by Rabbani & Solimene/WireImage)
SUNRISE, FL - DECEMBER 13: Rihanna performs at the Y 100 Jingle Ball at Bank Atlantic Center on December 13, 2008 in Sunrise, Florida. (Photo by Larry Marano/Getty Images)
Rihanna performs on stage during Z100's Jingle Ball 2008 Presented by H&M at Madison Square Garden on December 12, 2008 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
CANNES, FRANCE - JANUARY 23: Rihanna attends the NRJ Music Awards 2010 at Palais des Festivals on January 23, 2010 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Dominique Charriau/WireImage)
CANNES, FRANCE - JANUARY 23: Rihanna attends the NRJ Music Awards 2010 at Palais des Festivals on January 23, 2010 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Dominique Charriau/WireImage)
Rihanna arrives for the MTV European Music Awards 2010, in Madrid, Sunday, Nov. 7, 2010. (AP Photo/Dave Fisher)
Rihanna performs at the 38th Annual American Music Awards on Sunday, Nov. 21, 2010 in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)
US singer Rihanna performs at the o2 arena in east London, as part of her 2011 'Loud' tour, Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011. (AP Photo/Joel Ryan) *Editorial Use Only*
Pop star Rihanna during filming in the New Lodge area of North Belfast, Northern Ireland, Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2011. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)
THE VOICE -- "Live Finale" Episode 323B -- Pictured: Rihanna -- (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
Recording artist Rihanna attends the launch of her third fragrance, Nude By Rihanna, at Macy's Westfield Century City at Macy's Westfield Century City on December 1, 2012 in Century City, California. (Photo by Todd Williamson/Invision/AP Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 24: Honoree Rihanna, recipient of the Icon Award and winner of the Favorite Female Artist - Soul/R&B award, poses in the press room at the 2013 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 24, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by C Flanigan/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 23: Singer Rihanna is seen on December 23, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by NCP/Star Max/GC Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - DECEMBER 11: Rihanna arrives at Rihanna's First Annual Diamond Ball at The Vineyard on December 11, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN - JULY 4: Rihanna performs live at Tele2 Arena on July 4, 2015 in Stockholm, Sweden. (Photo by Michael Campanella/Redferns)
Rihanna attends the 2nd Annual Diamond Ball at The Barker Hangar on December 10, 2015 in Santa Monica, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Singer Rihanna poses for photographers on arrival at the premiere of the film 'Valerian', in London, Monday, July 24, 2016. (Photo by Grant Pollard/Invision/AP)
Rihanna attends the 30th FN Achievement Awards, presented by Footwear News, at IAC Headquarters on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016, in New York. (Photo by Greg Allen/Invision/AP)
ARCHIVO - Rihanna posa para retratos a su llegada al lanzamiento de su marca Fenty Beauty by Rihanna en la Semana de la Moda de Londres en Londres en una fotografía de archivo del 19 de septiembre de 2017. (Foto Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP, archivo)
Rihanna attends the 3rd Annual Diamond Ball at Cipriani Wall Street on Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Singer Rihanna arrives at the Fenty Beauty by Rihanna one year anniversary party at Sephora inside JCPenney at Kings Plaza Shopping Center on Friday, Sept. 14, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Singer Rihanna attends the 4th annual Diamond Ball at Cipriani Wall Street on Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
FILE - In this Sept. 13, 2018 file photo, singer Rihanna attends the 4th annual Diamond Ball at Cipriani Wall Street in New York. Rihanna is partnering with LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton to launch a new fashion label. The pop star, born Robyn Rihanna Fenty, announced Friday, May 10, 2019, that a new line called Fenty will debut this spring and will be based in Paris. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
HIDE CAPTION
SHOW CAPTION
of
SEE ALL
BACK TO SLIDE

  • This article originally appeared on HuffPost.
Read Full Story

Sign up for Entertainment Insider by AOL to get the hottest pop culture news delivered straight to your inbox!

Subscribe to our other newsletters

Emails may offer personalized content or ads. Learn more. You may unsubscribe any time.