Rihanna Says Black Women Are ‘Impeccable’ And The 'World Is Just Going To Have To Deal'
The singer championed Black women while reflecting on her upbringing.
September 13, 2019 at 4:54 pm
Rihanna’s fifth annual Diamond Ball is still sparkling, yet again.
The event was held at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City, with notable guests like Megan Thee Stallion, Pharrell and Cardi B.
Models, actors and fellow musicians supported the event, which is set to benefit the singer’s Clara Lionel Foundation. Mia Mottley, the Prime Minister of Rihanna's home country, Barbados, was also in attendance at the event.
"Her legacy is going to be global, but I think it's also going to very much be colored by her Barbadian upbringing and the values that she received while she grew up and was nurtured in our country," Mottley told The Hollywood Reporter.
In an interview during the event, the superstar championed Black women while reflecting on her upbringing.
“We are impeccable. We’re special and the world is just going to have to deal with that,” Rihanna said in the video.
The fashion icon bragged on her lineage during the interview, recognizing the essence of her strength coming from generations of Black women.
"I'm a Black woman. I come from a Black woman who came from a Black woman who came from a Black woman," Rih Rih said. "That's who I am at the core, in spirt and in DNA."
Rihanna showed her mom love during Thursday night's ball.
"My mother has raised me to be an incredible woman and she's strong. An incredible example of what to be and how to fight through obstacles in life," the makeup mogul said.
On Friday, following the event, several fans speculated on Twitter that the Grammy winner is pregnant. However, sources close to Rihanna denied those reports and told TMZ, “sorry, she's not pregnant."
The Clara Lionel Foundation, which organizers say "is really close to [Rihanna's] heart," announced plans to help Bahamians in wake of Hurricane Dorian.
The Bahamas, which was ravaged the Category 5 storm, left thousands homeless and left at least 50 people dead, according to NBC News.
Rihanna shared on social media that purchases from a limited Savage X Fenty collection will go toward the group.
The organization, which was created in 2012, funds education and emergency response programs worldwide.