Rihanna Attends Unveiling Of Her Street In Barbados (Welcome To Rihanna Drive)

Rihanna was in Barbados on Thursday for the unveiling of her street Rihanna Drive.

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.

Congrats @Rihanna! The Government of Barbados has officially changed the name of Westbury New Road to #RihannaDrive in her honor ??

— Roc Nation (@RocNation) November 30, 2017


Rihanna Gets A Street Named After Her In Barbados

Rihanna is getting her own street named after her in her homeland Barbados.

The pop star is the biggest music star ever to come out of Barbados and after achieving stardom she has given back to the island in many ways through her Clara and Lionel Foundation. The island will be celebrating its independence on November 30th and will be honoring Rihanna on that day by naming a street after her. She also significantly boosts tourism in the island since becoming a global pop icon.

“The Government of Barbados will on Independence Day, Thursday 30th November, 2017 officially change the name of Westbury New Road located in St. Michael to Rihanna Drive in honour of Barbadian superstar Ms. Robyn Rihanna Fenty who grew up in Westbury New Road,” Barbados Ministry of Tourism said in a statement.

Rihanna will attend the ceremony set to take place in Barbados from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. on November 30th. RiRi has always been an advocate for the island throughout her career and often pays homage in her songs. Over the years she has welcomed some big named celebrities to the island including Oprah Winfrey and Prince Harry of Wales.