Friday 10 July, 2020

VIDEO: Rihanna sings the praises of PM Mottley at 2019 Diamond Ball

Prime Minister Mia Mottley shared this photo on Instagram. (Getty Image)

Prime Minister Mia Mottley shared this photo on Instagram. (Getty Image)

The relationship between Prime Minister Mia Mottley and Grammy-award winner and make-up mogul, Rihanna is one of mutual respect.

Last night in New York City, PM Mottley was honoured by Rihanna at the 2019 Diamond Ball. The Ball is the biggest fundraising event for Rihanna's Clara Lionel Foundation. This year part proceeds will be used to aid the survivors of Hurricane Dorian in The Bahamas.

Rihanna told reporters she considers Mottley to be a “role model in her life”. She praised Barbados’ first female Prime Minister for being fearless and passionate.


In an interview with Variety, PM Mottley said Rihanna is not one “who has forgotten about people”, quoting the singer’s long list of philanthropic efforts.

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PM Mottley said Rihanna’s Barbadian upbringing has made her into the stellar young lady she is today.

On her Instagram, the Prime Minister shared a photo of Rihanna and herself with the caption:

"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." Mia Amor Mottley

#Rihanna #diamondball #creativeindustries #globalentertainment #diamondball2019 #lovebarbados". The post has racked up almost 5,000 likes in six hours.

Barbados' leader also shared the same photo in her IG story two hours after her post on her IG feed.

American activist, Shaun King also received the 2019 Diamond Ball Award at the event on Thursday night.

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