Social media war erupts between Jamaicans, Bajans over Rihanna’s nationality

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Rihanna can now pick up her Jamaican citizenship documents in Kingston, at least according to folks on social media.

The hashtag #RihannaIsJamaican has sent social media site Twitter into a frenzy! A feud between Jamaicans and Bajans have ensued over one Twitter user who tweeted: “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.”

The tweet ignited thousands of responses from Jamaican Twitter users who managed to get the hashtag #RihannaIsJamaican to trend. Some fans pulled out their receipts to prove that Rihanna is more Jamaican than Bajan. The back and forth turned into a hilarious fiasco among Caribbean users on Twitter.

One user tweeted: “We don’t have to pretend. She is from Alexandria in St. ANN. I saw her mom yesterday.

Bajan Twitter users did not seem pleased with the new trending topic and started lashing out staking their claim to the Pop Star’s nationality. One Bajan user wrote, “RIHANNA IS BAJAN. BARBADOS. SHE IS FROM BARBADOS. JAMAICANS F*** OFF!!!!!”

This only fueled more tweets from Jamaican Twitter users who responded with comments like: “I am extremely shocked at this association with Rih saying she is Bajan this is so far from the truth, we jump the fence into fully loaded party twice.”

“I am 100% certain RhiRhi is Jamaican. I see sis all the time at KFC. You sure?” another user wrote.

Jamaicans became so committed to their mission of stealing Rihanna’s nationality that someone took the liberty of changing the Star’s country and place of birth on her Wikipedia page. Persons when as far as fabricating a Jamaican National Birth Certificate they claimed belonged to the singer. It was not long before edited pictures of Rihanna surfaced on Twitter, showing her partaking in various Jamaican activities such as attending a local Jamaican school, collecting awards from Jamaican competitions, and photos of her sporting the Jamaican colours.

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