Rihanna simply obtained a promotion.
After seven years as a cultural ambassador for her native Barbados, the pop star, 30, has been appointed the nation’s “Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary,” in line with a press launch from the nation’s Authorities Info Service.
“Rihanna has a deep love for this nation and that is mirrored in her philanthropy, particularly within the areas of well being and training. She additionally reveals her patriotism in the best way she provides again to this nation and continues to treasure the island as her house,” Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley stated within the assertion.
“She has additionally demonstrated, past her success as a pop icon, important inventive acumen and shrewdness in enterprise. It’s subsequently becoming that we have interaction and empower her to play a extra definitive function as we work to remodel Barbados.”
Having already helped promote tourism to Barbados since 2008, Rihanna will now additionally promote the nation’s training and funding efforts as a part of her new tasks.
Within the assertion, Rihanna was quoted as saying she “couldn’t be extra proud” of being given the possibility to assist form the way forward for her house nation.
“I couldn’t be extra proud to tackle such a prestigious title in my house nation,” she stated. “Each Barbadian goes to must play their function on this present effort, and I’m prepared and excited to tackle the duty. I sit up for working with Prime Minister Mottley and her staff to reimagine Barbados.”
Information of the appointment comes simply over per week after the singer’s newest Diamond Ball raised $6 million for her charity, the Clara Lionel Basis.
This story initially appeared within the New York Submit.