Jeremy O. Harris Defends Rihanna for Texting During Slave Play

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Do not come for Rihanna if you don’t have all the facts. Rihanna provoked ire in theatergoers by texting throughout Jeremy O. Harris’s Slave Play, according to “Page Six.” Thing is, she was texting Harris. “You guys want to know what she texted during the play? Cuz I saw white people writing, ‘Why was Rihanna texting during Jeremy’s play?’ … You guys will not drag my queen for being nice to me,” Harris said during a Q&A Wednesday after a special performance. He then proceeded to read the texts from RiRi: “She texted me at 8:51 p.m., ‘wtffffffffffffff?’ And then at 8:57, she said, ‘Oh my God, you’re epic.’ And then I responded, literally crying, ‘How dare you?’ And then at 10:24, she said, ‘Am I looking at an actual dic k right now?’ ” Reader, she was.

Harris went on to say how much Rihanna’s support meant to him, especially her laughter. “I was literally back there in the mezzanine, and there were multiple times I would hear Rihanna — and only Rihanna — laughing,” he said. “And I wept, just knowing that Rihanna thought my play was funny.”

Jeremy O. Harris Defends Rihanna Texting Through Slave Play