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Rihanna Is Jamaican, also known under the hashtag #RihannaIsJamaican, is a mock debate about the nationality of recording artist Rihanna, with many jokingly claiming her to be from Jamaica, despite her being from Barbados.
On October 9th, 2019, Twitter  user @DavidEatsViagra tweeted, "Jamaicans, you know, if we pretend like Rihanna is Jamaican, the world will believe us, and there is nothing Bajans can do about it. Let's kidnap Rihanna's nationality, y'all." The tweet received more than 29,000 likes and 6,500 retweets in less than one week (shown below).
Following the emergence of the hashtag, many others began posting various tweets about Rihanna being Jamaican. For example, Twitter user @mikey_esquire tweeted," The good sis Rihanna, representing the black green and gold of her native land, Jamaica on the world stage. Truly a global ambassador for our tiny Caribbean island. #RihannaIsJamaican." The tweet received more than 1,100 likes and 345 retweets in less than one week (shown below, left).
Throughout the week, others began sharing jokes about the mock debate (examples below, center and right).
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