Rihanna’s appearance on Chelsea Handler aired last night, although it was taped earlier in the week while the singer is on tour in Australia.
Rihanna looked flawless while the two laughed it up, discussing Rihanna’s birthday party and her stay in Australia. The two mused about the beauty of Australia, and even got into a little discussion about race.
When Handler asked Rihanna what she thought about the lack of black people in Australia, RiRi said she needed a minute to collect her thoughts. But she soon got it together:
“Everytime I’m on stage and I see someone black, it’s like you notice it. It’s such a thing to notice because, I mean, it’s really rare to see black people here. I know it has a lot to do with the history of this country, but it really is extraordinary to see one. One of us. And they’re usually really, really dark, which is beautiful, but you only see that here.”
Although some felt a little twinge of colorism when the clip of Rihanna’s Chelsea Handler appearance first leaked, I think it’s clear that although the singer may have not explained herself or seeing Australian aborigines very eloquently, she has no issue with darker-hued sisters.