rihanna just dropped ‘American Oxygen’

    and got real about what’s up in indiana

    by · April 05, 2015

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    Just as we finished catching our breath from the excitement of Beyoncé’s new song, Rihanna went ahead and gave us another reason to freak out: After teasing us for months, the singer finally released the full version of “American Oxygen,” a booming anthem that will presumably appear on her upcoming album. Of course, the song is available exclusively on Tidal, something we’re going to have to get used to saying.

    But for those of you who have yet to subscribe to Jay Z’s world-dominating streaming service, fear not. Rihanna performed the song during her headlining set at Saturday’s March Madness Music Fest in Indianapolis, and a clip has surfaced online. In addition to debuting the full song, she took the opportunity to speak out against Indiana’s controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA). (For a comprehensive explanation of what in the world is going on with Indiana, read our story.)

    “Who’s feeling these new bullshit laws that they’re trying to pass over here? I say fuck that shit,” Rihanna told the roaring audience. “We’re just living our mother fucking lives. Indiana!”

    Preach, RiRi, preach.

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