The last thing most people expect to find in a Dutch magazine are the words ‘n—a b—h,’ especially when describing one of the world’s leading pop stars, but that’s exactly what ‘Jackie’ magazine from the Netherlands decided to call Rihanna in their recent issue. The editor, Eva Hoeke wrote:
“N—A B—H. She has street cred, she has a ghetto ass and she has a golden throat. Rihanna, the good girl gone bad, is the ultimate n—a b—h and displays that gladly, and for her that means: what’s on can come off. If that means she’ll be on stage half naked, then so be it. But Dutch winters aren’t like Jamaican ones, so pick a clothing style in which your daughter can resist minus ten. No to the big sunglasses and the pornheels, and yes to the tiger print, pink shizzle and everything that glitters. Now let’s hope she won’t beat anybody up at daycare.”
It’s hard to tell if the magazine was attempting to be funny but Rihanna definitely wasn’t laughing. She caught wind of the magazine’s choice of words and she (of course) took to Twitter to gave Eva Hoeke, the editor-in-chief of the mag, a piece of her mind.
“@evajackie I hope u can read English, because your magazine is a poor representation of the evolution of human rights! I find you disrespectful, and rather desperate!! You ran out of legit, civilized information to print! There are 1000′s of Dutch girls who would love to be recognized for their contributions to your country, you could have given them an article. Instead, u paid to print one degrading an entire race! That’s your contribution to this world! To encourage segregation, to mislead the future leaders to act in the past!
“You put two words together, with the intent of abasement, that made no sense…”N—A B—H”?!….Well with all respect, on behalf of my race, here are my two words for you…F–K YOU!!!”
Before getting her ass handed to her on twitter by Rihanna, Eva had already tweeted an apology in Dutch. She wrote:
[Translated] “Two things we learned. 1: no bad jokes in the cover page. 2. do not act as if a bad joke is good. Sorry, guys. My bad.”
In the next issue will be a correction. I can tell you that it was never our intention to offend anyone.