Written by on December 1, 2021

We already knew that Rhi Rhi was a queen. Now, it’s official. In a ceremony Monday, Rhianna was declared a National Hero of Barbados by Barbadian Prime Minister Mia Mottley.

Per The Huffington Post, Rhianna was recognized for her philanthropy and shining the light on all the incredible things she has done for the country’s citizens:

Rihanna in 2012 founded the Clara Lionel Foundation, which supports and funds education, health and emergency response programs around the world. She received Harvard University’s humanitarian of the year award in 2017.

Harvard recognized her at the time for funding the “construction of a state-of-the-art center for oncology and nuclear medicine to diagnose and treat breast cancer at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Bridgetown.”

While accepting the honor, Rhianna said quote, ““Thank you so much for honoring me in this way. I have traveled the world and received several awards and recognitions ― but nothing, nothing compares to being recognized in the soil that you grew in.”

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