Rihanna’s ‘BBHMM’ Officially Becomes the Protest Song We Always Knew It Was

 Rihanna in 2017
Rihanna in 2017
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What do you do when your university’s financial aid office has been accused of finessing $1 million worth of aid money? You tap your inner Rihanna and let the school administration know that bitches those fools better. have. your. money.


Which is actually what Howard University students did Thursday night, rallying at the school’s financial aid building and shout-singing, with feeling, Rihanna’s iconic demand for just financial compensation: “Bitch Better Have My Money”:

None other than Queen Fenty herself approved the message, retweeting a link to the video later on that evening, along with a bicep and high-five emoji:

Welcome to 2018—the year “BBHMM” became a protest anthem. Pay me what you owe me. Don’t act like you forgot.

Staff writer, The Root.



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