Rihanna has made quite the impact on the world at large, but as the age old adage goes “there’s no place like home.”
A proud product of Barbados, the star has consistently touted her country as her personal base and has stressed that she’ll always be an island girl.
Now, as she continues work on a Caribbean kissed album, it’s been revealed that plans are underway for a museum to be built in her honor back home in her Bajan native.
The reveal came courtesy of the country’s first female Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley, who shared the news during a recent speech in London.
Per Mottley, the space would be a permanent, interactive cultural tribute to the RiRi.
Speaking on the 31-year-old’s impact (which includes being an official ambassador for Barbados), she said:
“Anybody who could start going to school on a ZR [route taxi] from Westbury to Waterford and could now be the most successful woman entertainer in the entire globe in my view deserves to be recognised in her life as a living legend of Barbados as well.”
“She didn’t say ‘I want to build a business’ or ‘when I build a successful business’, she said ‘when I build my empire’ – and I’ve never forgotten that – and she has built an empire and is still building it.”
On The museum specifically, Mottley added:
“We’ve been discussing with her [Rihanna] family – her brother in particular and her management – the need for them to establish a major museum with the government in Westbury Road so that people who leave the cruise terminal or who are at Kensington visiting for cricket have another iconic thing besides the Legends of Barbados Museum there at Herbert House.” [Source]
The news comes on the heels of the launch of Fenty – Rihanna’s luxury fashion house with LVMH, which is the first original label the latter has established since 1987.