Monday 30 November, 2020

Rihanna thanks Barbados PM, calls herself a Mia Mottley fan

Rihanna's Twitter

Rihanna's Twitter

Prime Minister Mia Mottley has a fan - Rihanna.

With billions of fans the world over herself, an entire Navy, Robyn Rihanna Fenty has declared that she is, in fact, a fan of her Prime Minister.

Prime Minister Mia Mottley this week released a video thanking the Barbadian singer, businesswoman and philanthropist for her generous donation of tablets to the children of Barbados who need the technological tools to access the new online learning platforms. Schools islandwide were closed in March due to COVID-19.

In response to the 'Thank you' video, Rihanna tweeted (July 9):

"I don’t usually do this, but I’m such a fan of my Prime Minister @miaamormottley ! What an honor to be an ambassador of my country through your leadership! Thank you for taking the time to say these kind words!"

Ahead of the May 24, 2018-elections in Barbados, Rihanna had caused some stir on social media when she appeared to endorse Mottley as the candidate deserving of the Prime Minister post.

 

Sharing the PM's video with her 97.2 million Twitter followers, she also recognised the work that her brother Rorrey Fenty did on this project.

"Huge thank you to my brother @RorreyFenty for spearheading this project..."

Rihanna, like Prime Minister Mottley also thanked Jack Dorsey's StartSmall Foundation "for always supporting the @ClaraLionelFdn!"

Rihanna's donation to Barbados' children was done through her Clara Lionel Foundation. 

The two tweets amassed almost 50K likes in just 16 hours.

Rihanna also shared the same message on her Instagram at the same time and it has earned almost 2,400 likes and the video of PM Mottley expressing her appreciation has been viewed over 740,000 times.

 

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