Rihanna sends SZA a giftcard for Fenty after racial profiling incident

Last month, SZA took to Twitter to call out a makeup store employee for racially profiling her while she was trying to buy Fenty.

‘Lmao Sandy Sephora location 614 Calabasas called security to make sure I wasn’t stealing,’ the 28-year-old singer wrote on Twitter, later adding ‘Can a b—h cop her fenty in peace er whut.’

But on Sunday, SZA received a message of support and a Fenty giftcard from the owner of the company, fellow singer Rihanna.

Support the sisterhood: On Sunday, SZA received a message of support and a Fenty giftcard from the owner of the company, fellow singer Rihanna

Support the sisterhood: On Sunday, SZA received a message of support and a Fenty giftcard from the owner of the company, fellow singer Rihanna

Racial profiling: Last month, SZA took to Twitter to call out a makeup store employee for racially profiling her while she was trying to buy Fenty

Racial profiling: Last month, SZA took to Twitter to call out a makeup store employee for racially profiling her while she was trying to buy Fenty

Support the sisterhood: On Sunday, SZA received a message of support and a Fenty giftcard from the owner of the company, fellow singer Rihanna

 The Grammy nominee shared the update on Instagram this time, posting a picture of the gift card along with a note from Rihanna.

‘Go buy yo Fenty Beauty in peace sis! One love — Rihanna,’ the note read. 

‘Tanks queen,’ SZA wrote in response, adding hearts and tagging Rihanna in the post to show the Pon de Replay singer love.

After the initial incident, fans responded to SZA’s tweet with calls for the employee to be fired. 

One Love: 'Go buy yo Fenty Beauty in peace sis! One love — Rihanna,' the note reads (pictured May 26)

One Love: 'Go buy yo Fenty Beauty in peace sis! One love — Rihanna,' the note reads (pictured May 26)

One Love: ‘Go buy yo Fenty Beauty in peace sis! One love — Rihanna,’ the note reads (pictured May 26)

In SZA’s tweet she calls the employee ‘Sandy Sephora,’ a reference to Black Lives Matter activists.

BLM activists often give nicknames to people caught discriminating against the Black community. 

The trend began with ‘BBQ Becky’ a year prior in April of 2018. 

'Sandy Sephora': Black Lives Matter activists often give nicknames to people caught discriminating against Black people. The trend began with 'BBQ Becky' back in 2018 (posted April 30)

'Sandy Sephora': Black Lives Matter activists often give nicknames to people caught discriminating against Black people. The trend began with 'BBQ Becky' back in 2018 (posted April 30)

‘Sandy Sephora’: Black Lives Matter activists often give nicknames to people caught discriminating against Black people. The trend began with ‘BBQ Becky’ back in 2018 (posted April 30)

Sephora replied to the tweet on Twitter, writing, ‘You are a part of the Sephora family, and we are committed to ensuring every member of our community feels welcome and included at our stores.’

A number of SZA’s followers also responded to Sephora’s tweet, with one writing, ‘Not if you hire racists ppl. Do better.’ 

Representatives for the beauty giant also wrote a statement, which was sent to a number of outlets including INSIDER

 ‘We have been informed of an incident at our Calabasas store and in addition to reaching out to SZA directly, we are gathering more information about the incident in order to take the proper next steps,’ the statement reads.

‘We take complaints like this very seriously, profiling on the basis of race is not tolerated at Sephora,’ the statement continued.

No word on if ‘Sandy Sephora,’ was able to keep her job or not. 

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