It was reported that Rihanna was blocked by Baltimore police officials to perform a free concert and walk with protesters shortly after the death of Freddie Gray. Freddie Gray was a 25-year-old African-American male who was fatally shot by police officers back in April of 2015, followed by a race related riot that damaged the city.
Emails between the pop star’s representatives and officers of Baltimore recently surfaced, showing possible arrangements for Rihanna and her team. The detailed conversation was released by the Baltimore Sun. Government officials such as former Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony Batts, and spokesperson for Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, mayor of Baltimore were forwarded on the emails. The detailed conversation was released by the Baltimore Sun.
Legendary artist Prince performed a free benefit concert to support the residents of the city back in May.