04 Dec RiRi Drive! Rihanna Gets A Street Named After Her In Her Bajan Hometown
Rihanna’s journey to stardom has been nothing short of inspiring. From releasing chart bursting albums and singles to disorienting the beauty industry players with her all shades Fenty beauty range. With a larger than life passion for her craft and a work ethic that speaks volumes, Ms. Robin Fenty is taking giant strides towards becoming one of the richest and most sort after celebrity. Adding another feather to her already filled hat, she gets the street where she was raised as a child named after her. In a touching tribute posted on instagram she writes
“A day my people and I will never forget! All the lessons, running around barefoot, nosey neighbors, braiding hair on the step, playing in the cemetery, walking to the beach, rum shop karaoke keeping the whole street awake til 4am (“only the lonely” by Roy Orbison is playing in my head as I type this) , stealing Sammy pomegranates from his tree, begging my mother to let me walk to Jan’s shop ’cause she had American snacks, selling plastic/glass bottles to Peter so I could buy those American snacks, getting my hair hot combed for Harvest at church, doing my homework on my front step while Miss Hyacinth yells “ya gon get belly hurt from dat cold step” across from her veranda, watching iFE walk past with her dreads dragging on the floor like a couture gown, all the times I thought Melissa came to hang out with me, turns out she was dating my next door neighbor all along, rushing to do dishes when my mother’s high heels start hitting the pavement as she gets off the bus from work……right here on this street!
WESTBURY is more than a community, we’re family!!! Thank you for all that you’ve poured into my life and the woman I am! It takes a village, and I’m glad my village was you!!!! To God be the Glory!!!! #RiRiDrive”
Congratulations are definitely in order.