Barbados declares Rihanna a national hero

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  • Rihanna
    Rihanna
    Barbadian singer, songwriter, and businesswoman
  • Mia Mottley
    Prime minister of Barbados

Prime Minister Mia Mottley announced that the 33-year-old would be conferred with the honor of National Hero of Barbados to cheers. Rihanna was called up before the crowds to be congratulated by Mottley.

"May you continue to shine like a diamond and bring honor to your nation by your works, by your actions," Mottley told Rihanna, a reference to her 2012 chart-topping single "Diamonds."

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