Rihanna at Harvard is what we need!
The Love on the Brain singer visited the prestigious university Tuesday to receive her very well-deserved 2017 Humanitarian of the Year Award presented by the Harvard Foundation for Intercultural and Race Relations.
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During her introduction by Dr. S. Allen Counter, director of the Harvard Foundation, she was praised for her work in building a state-of-the-art oncology center to treat and diagnose breast cancer at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Bridgetown, Barbados.
Then it was RiRi's turn to make her speech, in which she said:
"So I made it to Harvard! I'm incredibly humbled to be acknowledged at this magnitude for something, in truth, I never wanted credit for. I remember watching TV [as a child] and I would see commercials with children suffering in other parts of the world, the ones where you could give 25 cents and save a child's life. I said, ‘When I grow up and get rich I'm gonna help kids all over the world.' I just didn't know I would be in the position to do that by the time I was a teenager."
She has definitely put her money where her mouth is, several times over! Harvard did right by honoring her!
The Bajan beauty, in her off-shoulder gray tweed dress, also spoke of her belief in the power of the individual:
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