Rihanna fans may have waited six years for the release of “lift me up“, but they only had to wait two more weeks for his next single, “Born Again”.

On November 11, Rihanna released her moving second ballad from the Black Panther: Wakanda Forever soundtrack. “I would give my heart to this place,” Rihanna sings in the album’s final track. “I would give all my soul and whatever it took, I would never run away. And I would go through this again just to see your face again. I know you would do the same, born again.”

As Rihanna’s return to the music scene comes just in time for her headlining the Super Bowl halftime show in February 2023, his musical revival was somewhat tainted by the controversial decision to feature accused domestic abuser Johnny Depp in his latest Savage x Fenty fashion show.

As Depp won his highly publicized defamation case against ex-wife Amber Heardhe lost another defamation case in the UK in 2018, and many Rihanna fans were confused and disappointed by her inclusion in the fashion show. “Johnny Depp was embraced as a hero by misogynistic right-wing misogynists, and now he’s been asked to appear on the @SavageXFenty show,” Twitter user Drew Dixon said. tweeted November 3. “I never expected such a powerful woman to succumb to the #MeToo backlash. Really disappointing @rihanna.

When Depp’s Savage x Fenty debut was first reported by TMZ on November 3, writer Zoë Alliyah tweeted, “This rihanmageddon is starting to look like rihanmageddon.” Another user wrote, “Rihanna Stans really waited 7 years for a ballad and a mugger’s platform.”

While Johnny Depp has thanked Rihanna on Instagram for featuring it in her fashion show, the Fenty Beauty mogul did not respond to controversy.

Originally appeared on Charm