Watch Rihanna’s Hilarious, Yet Poignant Speech As She Accepts Her Rock Star Award
Last week Friday, Black Entertainment Television (BET) held its annual Black Girls Rock! awards show – a celebration of women of color within the entertainment industry – and our very own Rihanna was the special recipient of the Rock Star Award.
“It’s a very important moment in my life, in my career, to be celebrated just because I’m black,” she said with a slight chuckle. The heartfelt speech was an extension of her down-to-earth persona: it was funny, filled with inspiring soundbites, and interrupted by screams of “I love you” from adoring fans.
Rihanna also reserved special praise for her mother and late grandmother’s respective strength, even admitting,”hopefully one day I will be raising my little black girl who rocks.” Watch the full video below.