Rihanna is Now an Even Bigger Deal in her Native Country

Rihanna Launches Global Lingerie Brand: Savage X Fenty, Brooklyn, New York, 10 May 2018. Photo by Madison McGaw/BFA/REX/Shutterstock (9668183z)

Many artists hope to be great examples of their home countries when abroad, and we’d say that Rihanna is doing a pretty good job.

The “Love on the Brain” singer may have had much of her success whilst living in the United States, but she has never forgotten her Barbados roots.

And now, the 9-time Grammy award winner has something to show for it.

The 30-year-old has been named “Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary” with the duties of promoting “education, tourism, and investment for the island.”

The appointment was made by Prime Minister of Barbados, Mia Mottley, who said, “Rihanna has a deep love for this country and this is reflected in her philanthropy, especially in the areas of health and education. She also shows her patriotism in the way she gives back to this country and continues to treasure the island as her home. She has also demonstrated, beyond her success as a pop icon, significant creative acumen, and shrewdness in business. It is therefore fitting that we engage and empower her to play a more definitive role as we work to transform Barbados.”

RiRi’s full title is now Her Excellency Rihanna CE, Barbadian Ambassador-at-Large for Education, Tourism, and Investment.

Take a bow.