Monday 24 September, 2018

#TBT PHOTOS: Reflection on Rihanna Drive in honour of 30th birthday

Have you visited her street as yet?

Have you visited her street as yet?

Less than three months after her old street address at Westbury Road was renamed Rihanna Drive, it was a quiet day on the street for Rihanna's 30th birthday.

Loop visited on Tuesday, February 20, but not a soul was in sight to walk down the historic road with, so who better than Ri Ri.

Rihanna Drive - 30th Birthday

It's Throwback Thursday #TBT and we're going to journey down memory lane with the birthday princess herself.

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On Instagram in light of the official unveiling of Rihanna Drive, Rihanna posted:

"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"