Rihanna honors Prime Minister Mia Mottley

Barbados-born international music and fashion icon Rihanna has hailed Barbados Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley as a trail-blazer and personal inspiration as Ms. Mottley and American civil rights activist Shawn King were honored at the fifth annual Diamond Ball in New York.

The yearly gala event benefits Rihanna’s Clara Lionel Foundation, which funds education and emergency response programs around the world.

This year it was held at the glamorous Cipriani’s restaurant on Wall Street and was hosted by comedian and TV personality Seth Myers with performances by music stars Pharrell and DJ Khaled.

Rihanna was asked at the event what it meant to hear Prime Minister Mia Mottley say how excited she was to have the singer as a cultural ambassador for Barbados.

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