Rihanna debuted her new single “American Oxygen” this past weekend in Indianapolis, after its controversial new Religious Freedom Restoration Act laws. Rih performed before the NCAA March Madness Final Four tournament, and took the chance to weigh in on the new measures.
As she debuted a new track called “American Oxygen,” Rihanna paused her performance to address the crowd, touching on the restrictions imposed by the religious freedom laws. “Who’s feeling these new bulls–t laws that they’re trying to pass over here?” she asked the Indianapolis audience at the city’s White River State Park. “I say f–k that s–t. I wanna hear you say, ‘F–k that s–t’ cause we’re just living our motherf–king lives. Indiana!”
The Grammy winner then launched into a timely performance of “Live Your Life,” her 2008 collaboration with T.I. During Saturday’s March Madness Music Festival in Indianapolis, RiRi also performed her new single “Bitch Better Have My Money,” plus her hits “Umbrella,” “Stay,” and “FourFiveSeconds.”
“Every breath I breathe we chasin’ this American dream / We sweat for a nickel and a dime / Turn it into an empire,” she sings, before declaring, “This is the new America / We are the new America.”