Rihanna Honored With Her Childhood Street Being Renamed Rihanna Drive
Big Ups RihRih! The Bajan beauty was honored on her country’s Independence Day with a ceremony renaming the street where she grew up to Rihanna Drive. The government officially changed the name of Westbury New Road, located in St. Michael, to Rihanna Drive.
RihRih posted up the street sign
Most of Rihanna’s family attended the event. Even her Uncle Leroy Fitzgerald Braithwaite, who was recently investigated for bootlegging items from her Puma Fenty line.
We hate to stereotype but… he does look rather scammerish, riiiiiight?
RihRih doesn’t seem to have any hard feelings about the situation. She still posed for a photo with Uncle Leroy.
We gotta ask, if you had a family member do you dirty or be suspected of stealing from you, could you be as forgiving?
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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
We love this photo of RihRih with the kids