Rihanna draws ire for texting playwright … during a performance of his play

Seems she’s no impolite woman.

Rihanna was slammed by some Broadway followers for texting throughout a preview for decent new present “Slave Play” this week. However the playwright, Jeremy O. Harris, is defending the pop star — and has revealed she was texting him.

“You guys want to know what she texted during the play?” Harris mentioned throughout a Q&A on Wednesday after a particular efficiency. “Cuz I saw white people writing, ‘Why was Rihanna texting during Jeremy’s play?’ … You guys will not drag my queen for being nice to me.”

Harris even learn the texts that Rihanna — whose music is a distinguished a part of the present — despatched to him throughout Saturday’s efficiency. “She texted me at 8:51 p.m., ‘wtffffffffffffff?’ And then at 8:57, she said, ‘Oh my God, you’re epic.’ And then I responded, literally crying, ‘How dare you?’ And then at 10:24, she said, ‘Am I looking at an actual d - - k right now?’ ” (That was in reference to a full-frontal scene within the present.)

Harris later mentioned, “I was literally back there in the mezzanine, and there were multiple times I would hear Rihanna — and only Rihanna — laughing. And I wept, just knowing that Rihanna thought my play was funny.” A witness advised Web page Six of Rihanna on the present: “During the intermission-less play, she was seen laughing hysterically and texting on her phone.”

Harris addressed the Rihanna controversy after a particular “blackout” efficiency Wednesday for artists, writers and activists who establish as black. The gang included Keke Palmer, Adrienne Warren, Norm Lewis, and Jesse Williams with girlfriend Taylour Paige.

Harris additionally took a shot on the upcoming Matthew Broderick and Sarah Jessica Parker present “Plaza Suite,” after The Publish wrote that that play might be a better promote with audiences. Harris fired again within the Q&A: “I was like, imagine what [my audience] … would think of ‘Plaza Suite,’ which is a [1968] Neil Simon comedy … I would imagine it would be a lot of moments [in] an audience where all the white people were laughing at something and I’d be like, ‘I totally missed it,’ ” he mentioned.

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