Rihanna stays winning. The artist, designer, and makeup mogul was honored with the highest award given at the NAACP Image award’s ceremony.
The 51st annual NAACP Image Awards took place on Saturday night. The ceremony is hosted by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Each year the NAACP recognizes and honors outstanding performances in film, television, music, and literature. This year’s winners included some big names.
Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Foxx, and Lizzo were among the bunch who went home with an award. However, Rihanna had the honor of receiving the prestigious President’s Award for her philanthropic work.
Following the presentation, the singer gave a powerful speech that rallied the room into roaring applause.
“This night isn’t just about me; it’s about a greater purpose,” she began. “My part is small compared to the work being done in this world and what’s still to be done. I’m fortunate to have started the Clara Lionel Foundation in 2012.”
“We can fix this world together. Division won’t help. Let’s not become desensitized and ignore each other’s problems. It’s not just about race, gender, or wealth. We all have diverse colleagues, partners, and friends who care about us. When we protest and raise our voices for justice, ask them to stand with us too.”
Furthermore, she concluded with “Imagine what we could do together. Thank you for this honor.”
Spoken like a true queen.
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