arbados has declared Rihanna a national hero.
On Tuesday (Nov. 29), the former British colony cut ties with Queen Elizabeth II and began a new era as a republic country. During its presidential inauguration in Bridgetown, Barbados’ Prime Minister Mia Mottley bestowed the 33-year-old musician and business mogul the honor.
“On behalf of a grateful nation, but an even prouder people, we therefore present to you the designee for national hero of Barbados, Ambassador Robyn Rihanna Fenty. “May you continue to shine like a diamond and bring honor to your nation by your works, by your actions and to do credit wherever you shall go,” Mottley said.