Rihanna can be seen smiling underneath her mask as her name was called in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Barbadian government officials encouraged Rihanna to join them at a crucial moment in her nation’s history. Prime Minister of Barbados, Mia Mottley told the multi-Grammy winner “you can come, my dear,”
The Barbadian government declared Rihanna a national hero and bestowed her with a title, “the right excellent,” This happened while the island bade farewell to Queen Elizabeth II as head of state and celebrated becoming a republic for the first time in history.
The prime minister stated “on behalf of a grateful nation, but even prouder people, we, therefore, present to you the designee for the national hero of Barbados, Ambassador Robyn Rihanna Fenty,… May you continue to shine by your words, by your actions, and to do credit wherever you shall go. God bless you, my dear,”
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