Rihanna becomes a national heroine of Barbados.
Rihanna is a global pop superstar, beauty mogul, actor, fashion designer, entrepreneur, and recent billionaire. She’s already attained icon status, and now she has a new title: the Right Excellent Robyn Rihanna Fenty.
On November 30, Rihanna was named a national hero of her home country, Barbados. She was born in the Barbadian parish of Saint Michael, and on the country’s 55th Independence Day, she was awarded the nation’s highest honor.
“Nothing compares to being recognized in the soil that you grew in,» Rihanna said during her acceptance speech.
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“Barbadians are a proud people,” she said. “We are probably the proudest people I know. No matter where I go, in the world I take that pride with me.”
Rihanna shared her pride for the youth of Barbados and thanked Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley for the honor.