Rihannna was seen rocking a lavender jade pendant of Hindu deity, Lord Ganesha to match the rest of her outfit. The songstress and beauty mogul paired a lace purple dress over white t-shirt and jeans as she stepped out to attend her niece’s birthday in New York. She wore a Quetsche ‘Hidden Dress’ tulle t-shirt and paired the look with a handful of white and purple accessories.

One accessory that stood out was the Ganesha pendant that she paired with her outfit. Oddly enough, she has not received much flak for appropriating the Hindu religion. Rihanna shared a closer image of the pendant on her Instagram stories and showed that she also had matching nail colours.

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Varnam previously discussed cultural appreciation and appropriation and definitely think that is a disrespectful fashion statement by the Bajan beauty.

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