Rihanna reflects on ‘Guava Island’ film with Donald Glover
In the days leading up to Donald Glover‘s Guava Island premiere, people noticed Rihanna had not promoted the film despite having a co-starring role. She also remained silent after the project’s Coachella debut and Amazon Prime release, which of course raised questions among her and Glover’s fans.
— Lovely Rose (@roseysweetus) April 13, 2019
I still do not understand why Rihanna has not published any photo or poster of Guava Island.
— 🐣 (@carlosfentyy) April 10, 2019
Is it me or has Rihanna not promoted Guava Island on her social media at all? Does she not want us to watch it? Like the good sis looks great wearing a gele veil. She’s basically a Yoruba bride 😍 pic.twitter.com/jnmMk1CNks
— tobí rachel akingbadé (@TobiRachel_) April 17, 2019
Well, on Wednesday night, RiRi made her first public statement about Guava Island in a heartfelt thank-you note to both Glover and the Navy.
“Glover] you are a true gem to the culture,” she wrote on Instagram. “I’m so proud of you and the work you put into making this film. I felt how close this was to you and your entire team! Thank you for trusting me with this role.’
Read Rihanna’s full message below.
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wow! the response to #GuavaIsland has been quite overwhelming. So happy you guys felt the beauty in this film! @childishgambino you are a true gem to the culture. I’m so proud of you and the work you put into making this film. I felt how close this was to you and your entire team! Thank you for trusting me with this role! It was the greatest experience being in Cuba, phones off, present with life and art! It was humbling! I loved watching every second of it! Go to @amazonprimevideo to watch if you haven’t already! #GuavaIsland
Guava Island is available to stream now on Amazon Prime. The film was directed by Hiro Murai and co-stars Letitia Wright and Nonso Anozie.