Rihanna Getting Barbados Street Named After Her



Rihanna is the most visible Barbadian on the planet. In 2008—before Fenty x Puma, before her Stance sock line—she had already been named an honorary ambassador for Youth and Culture by then-Prime Minister David Thompson. This, for context, was circa Good Girl Gone Bad. Next month, she’ll be granted an even bigger honor: On November 30, Barbados’s Independence Day (commemorating their independence from the United Kingdom in 1966), Westbury New Road will be renamed Rihanna Drive in the musician-slash-fashion-and-beauty mogul’s honor.

Rihanna grew up on Westbury, a street in the Barbadian capital of Bridgetown, so it’s a fitting homage to Barbados’s most famous export. She relocated from Barbados to New York after signing with Def Jam in 2005, though she maintains a $22 million, five-bedroom condo in the luxury complex One Sandy Lane.

The house where Rihanna grew up in Barbados.

Throwback: watch below a video of Rihanna and Oprah in Barbados for Oprah’s Next Chapter show.

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4 Responses

  1. Jayne says:

    Congrats Riri, you are always in our hearts.

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  2. Fabio says:

    Ciao stupenda fragranza di bellezza facile facile seguire il ritmo dell’amore per poter have una performante armatura di bellezza priva di qualsiasi tipo di problema è sazietà di benessere sarebbe onorario per lei love

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  3. do your thang Queen im always around an you are forever #HoodByAir #ILoevYou an ill finish your mirror when i see you.. ill do it for wifey wit no problems #RedkingXRa

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  4. yes i want you to be my Queen Of Queens they put you on 1st only right to keep it that way. You been a very good bad gurl. I love you bay an be good

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