Those who admire Rihanna's fiercely independent attitude and music — while harboring understandable disdain for the delusional Rachel Dolezal mostly self-serving appropriation of blackness — found themselves locked in a deep internal struggle today. As many caught wind of on Twitter, Vanity Fair profiled the 27-year-old singer (not pictured: baller photos by Annie Leibovitz) which included a defense of Dolezal.

Here's what could be called the "money quote," in that it's driving clicks and conversations.

“I think she was a bit of a hero, because she kind of flipped on society a little bit. Is it such a horrible thing that she pretended to be black? Black is a great thing, and I think she legit changed people’s perspective a bit and woke people up.”

Speaking of woke: That is a thing which Rihanna is apparently not. At best, and very hypothetically here, Dolezal drew attention to the ways a white-dominated culture writ large borrows — when convenient — wholesale elements and identities from black culture. But that's not even an argument Rihanna seems to be making so I'm definitely not going to voice it further.

Look though, this is Rihanna. We should know her well enough. She's gonna say some shit, like this very, truly sad, self-deprecating business about her abusive former boyfriend Chris Brown, also from the interview.

“I was that girl,” she says, “that girl who felt that as much pain as this relationship is, maybe some people are built stronger than others. Maybe I’m one of those people built to handle shit like this... I don’t hate him. I will care about him until the day I die."

Ri Ri noooo.

Previously: Rachel Dolezal Is Pregnant