Good news for anyone with a sexy Rachel Dolezal Halloween costume: the former NAACP chapter leader is back in the news. Pop singer Rihanna revealed in an interview in Vanity Fair's November issue that she thinks Dolezal—who gained notoriety earlier this year for allegedly lying about her race—is pretty cool.

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Rihanna said: "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." 

Rachel Dolezal, Back in (not) Black.
Rachel Dolezal, Back in (not) Black.

Maybe "hero" isn't the best word choice. Not sure lying about your identity is the same as running into a burning building and saving a puppy, but Rihanna has never been known for her amazing judgment. She also told the magazine she gave Chris Brown a second chance after he beat her up because she thought she could change him, and that she was just one of those people "built to handle s*** like this."  

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Sources: Vanity Fair