The Bajan government has been planning to rename the street after the famous pop star for months now and its finally happen. The street was formerly named Westbury New Road but citizens campaigned for the government to change it to Rihanna Drive in honor of the most famous star ever from the island. The 29-year-old pop star was honored with placard with a heartfelt message from the hometown queen.
“Welcome to Rihanna Drive,” she said in her note.. “My home. My whole life was shaped on this very road. I was just a little island girl riding bikes, running around barefoot, and flying kits in the cemetery, but I had BIG dreams. Dreams that were born and realized right here. Thank you to my family, my country, and the people of Westbury New Road. You will forever be a part of who I am, and for that, I am honored to have this place named after me.”
Rihanna, whose real name is Robyn Fenty, has been having a busy fall with numerous magazine photoshoots including shoots for the cover of Dazed, Vogue Paris, and Vogue Arabia, which she has gotten a bit of a backlash for. She has also been doing some recording and is featured on N.E.R.D comeback single “Lemon.”
Rihanna is also expanding her empire by launching a new Fenty Beauty makeup line that features 40 different shades. The cosmetics line has been a huge hit since its debut in September.
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