One of the most famous couples in America, Rihanna, and A$AP Rocky, has reacted to criticism of Tems, the leading Nigerian singer, for her Oscars 2023 outfit. The 2023 Oscars’ negative vibes toward the Nigerian Grammy-winning artist were met with a response from the Hollywood power couple.
A highlight of the day was Tems, a Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter, and performer from Lagos who was a nominee at the 95th Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Awards, also known as the Oscars, which took place on March 13, 2023.
Tems, nominated in the best original song category for the “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” song “Lift Me Up” arrived chicly in an opulent bridal-inspired gown that stood out. She received a lot of criticism because of the dress, which some people thought was among the night’s best outfits but also might have blocked certain visitors’ views who were seated behind the vocalist.
In footage that has gone viral online, a news reporter approaches A$AP Rocky and Rihanna as they exit a building and inquires about their opinions on the criticism Tems got. As A$AP laughed heartily in answer to the query, Rihanna, more focused on getting inside the car, flashed a stern smirk.
In an interview after the show, Tem gave her reasons for showing in such a grandeur manner and even rendered some form of apology as she maintained that she is unfazed by the incident and is concentrating on giving her fans the best music possible. Talks of more collaborations with Rihanna are being heard as fans look out for more beautiful music collaborations from the Divas.