April 19, 2024

French President Answers Rihanna’s Tweet to Meet About Her Education Fund by Inviting Her to Palace

Brigitte Macron (left), the wife of French President Emmanuel Macron welcomes singer Rihanna to the Elysee Palace to meet French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron has met with singer Rihanna at the Elysee Palace after the pop star appealed to him on Twitter to contribute to her fund for education in developing countries.

Rihanna was welcomed Wednesday by First Lady Brigitte Macron at the top of the steps of the Elysee Palace, the official residence of the French presidents in Paris, before talks with the president.




Brigitte Macron was meeting Rihanna in her role as head and founder of the Clara Lionel charity foundation, a nonprofit organization that funds education and health programs for impoverished communities across the globe.

Last month, Rihanna, who has millions of Twitter followers, tweeted the newly elected French president: “bonjour @EmmanuelMacron, will France commit to #FundEducation?”

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