Today, Rihanna (@badgalriri) received the 2017 Harvard University Humanitarian of the Year award for her work supporting education and health care in Caribbean and developing countries. “Rihanna has charitably built a state-of- the-art center for oncology and nuclear medicine to diagnose and treat breast cancer at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Bridgetown, Barbados,” said S. Allen Counter, the Harvard Foundation’s director.

‘So I made it to Harvard!’she said. A High school dropout Rihanna is overwhelmed as Ivy League school honors her with Humanitarian of the Year Award

Naz Smyth: Artist Singer Philanthropist Rihanna at Harvard

Naz Smyth writes according to a recent article on Telegraph  Rihanna is the best ‘role model’ young women can have. When she addressed the Black Girls Rock awards show  Riri admitted to the young female audience: “Role model is not the title they like to give me.” She continued  “The thing that’s kept me successful is being myself. I only know how to do that. And the minute you learn to love yourself you would not want to be anybody else” Said Rihanna.