Rihanna called out the French president for not responding to her letter

Lucy Pasha-Robinson@lucypasha
Saturday 24 September 2016 12:15
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Barbadian pop goddess Rihanna sent François Hollande a letter regarding her #EducationCannotWait campaign, but when she didn’t hear back, she decided to call him out on Twitter.

Rihanna wrote on Thursday: “[email protected] Did you see my letter? Waiting on your answer! We need your leadership on #EducationCannotWait

On Friday, French development and francophonie minister André Vallini replied promising to work on her request with former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown and French president François Hollande.

If that wasn’t surreal enough, President Hollande then responded.

He said: “Dear @Rihanna,thank you for your commitment. You'll soon receive my detailed answer. Education is indeed my #1 priority #EducationCannotWait

Rihanna then replied to both French officials, saying: "[email protected] @fhollande This is great news! Looking forward to it!"

Unsurprisingly, Twitter went into meltdown over the exchange.

This isn't the first time Rihanna has leveraged a politician on social media for the campaign.

Last week, she urged her Instagram followers to call Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

The #EducationCannotWait campaign is led by charity Unicef who are calling for education and learning to be central to humanitarian action, and for guarantees that no child’s right to education be disrupted or interrupted by conflict or disaster.

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