Rihanna Delivers Touching Speech at the 2016 Black Girls Rock! Awards

Earlier this week, the 10th annual Black Girls Rock award show was televised on BET!

The list of award recipients included prime time television writer and producer, Shonda Rhimes, American actress and activist, Amandla Stenburg, and of course, the one and only, Bad Gal Riri!

Rihanna received the biggest award of the night, delivering an inspiring speech that inspired many.


After brushing on how her mother and grandmother were the strongest women in her life, she encouraged the audience with this piece of advice:

“I believe God put us all here for a reason and we all have our purpose and we are here to fulfill our purpose individually…I think the thing that’s kept me sane, the thing that’s kept me humble, the thing that’s kept me successful is being myself. I only know how to do that. This world is so big and it can be so confusing at times that you tend to forget and you tend to be so indented or tainted by society and the only thing that’s kept me going is being myself. And the minute you learn to love yourself you would not want to be anybody else.”

We loved that! Riri couldn’t have said it better!

But of course, Rihanna couldn’t leave the stage without being herself and saying one more piece of wisdom that was on her mind. In her true bad gal style she concluded her speech saying:

“I love you. All girls rock, but black girls, we just on another level!” 

Touche Riri, touche!





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