'Go Buy Yo Fenty Beauty in Peace, Sis!' After Racial Profiling Incident in Sephora, SZA Gets Gift From Rihanna

SZA attends the FENTY PUMA by Rihanna during New York Fashion Week on February 12, 2016.
SZA attends the FENTY PUMA by Rihanna during New York Fashion Week on February 12, 2016.
Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris (Getty Images for FENTY PUMA))

It’s been nearly a month since SZA reported being racially profiled in Sephora’s Calabasas location, and by all appearances, the beauty chain has yet to make it up to its former employee-turned-international superstar for the incident.


But at least one person took note of SZA’s online plea to “cop her Fenty in peace.” W magazine reports that over the holiday weekend, the Grammy nominee received a Fenty Beauty gift card in an undisclosed amount from none other than Rihanna herself, as revealed by SZA in an Instagram story.


To those familiar with the camaraderie between the two, the gift should come as no surprise. Each has been spotted at the other’s launches and concerts, and SZA was even one of Fenty Beauty’s earliest campaign stars when the line launched in 2017.

And while Sephora likely still owes SZA its own recompense for her humiliation at the hands of their employee, at least she won’t have to do without her favorite brand while they get it together. The note included with her gift card read, “Go buy yo Fenty Beauty in peace sis!”

Maiysha Kai is Managing Editor of The Glow Up, an avid eyeshadow enthusiast and always her own muse. Minneapolis born, Chicago bred, New York built. Nuance is her superpower.

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Glad she got her makeup. Now that her brand is powerful and growing stronger, I hope RihRih takes note of these kinds of encounters and maybe incorporates some kind of non-refusal of service clause in her contracts Or publicly announces a separation from businesses that are repeatedly shown to discriminate. THAT’S how big ballers can change the game!