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eNEWS: Rihanna Accepts Harvard’s Humanitarian of the Year Award

eNEWS: Rihanna Accepts Harvard’s Humanitarian of the Year Award
eNEWS: Rihanna Accepts Harvard’s Humanitarian of the Year Award

The heavy feelings of honorable accomplishments ran through the halls of one of America’s greatest institutions on Tuesday (Feb. 28), as international superstar Rihanna was presented with Harvard University’s 2017 Humanitarian of the Year award.

As the echoing cheers and encouragement from fans in the auditorium changed to attentive listening, RiRi smiled as she explained to the Cambridge audience that she never actually wanted this type of credit for her humanitarian work. “I’m incredibly humbled by this,” she said. “To be acknowledged at this magnitude, for something that, in truth, I’ve never wanted credit for.”

She went on to reveal that as a child she yearned to help other children from around the world while watching charity ads on television. At the time, she thought she had to be rich to make a difference. Now, she realizes that humanitarian efforts aren’t exclusive to the wealthy or famous.

“We’re all human. We all just want a chance, a chance at life, a chance at an education, a chance at a future,” she said. “At CLF [Clara Lionel Foundation], our mission is to impact as many lives as possible, but it starts with just one. Just one. As I stare out into this beautiful room, I see optimism, I see hope, I see the future. I know that each and every one of you has the opportunity to help someone else. All you need to do is help one person, expecting nothing in return. To me, that is a humanitarian.”

To end the ceremony, a young child presented her with flowers. “Rihanna, we thank you for your compassion, your philanthropy to help others in need, and your wonderful music,” he said. “On behalf of the children of Cambridge, I present you these flowers as a token of our appreciation.” Taking the flowers, a smiling RiRi kissed the young man on the cheek.

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Rihanna Is Named Harvard University Humanitarian of the Year

Rihanna Is Named Harvard University Humanitarian of the Year
Rihanna Is Named Harvard University Humanitarian of the Year

Rihanna has been named the 2017 Harvard University Humanitarian of the Year.

The Grammy Award-winning singer will receive the Harvard Foundation’s Peter J. Gomes Humanitarian Award at a ceremony scheduled for Feb. 28.

She also supports the Global Partnership for Education and Global Citizen Project to provide children with access to education in more than 60 developing countries.

Previous winners include actor James Earl Jones, activist Malala Yousafzai (mah-LAH’-lah YOO’-suhf-zeye) and four U.N. secretaries general.

Rihanna is being honored for several philanthropic efforts. She built a state-of-the-art center for oncology and nuclear medicine to diagnose and treat breast cancer in her home nation of Barbados. She created the Clara and Lionel Foundation Scholarship Program — named for her grandparents — for students attending college in the U.S. from Caribbean countries.

RIHANNA BREAKS MICHAEL JACKSON’S BILLBOARD HOT 100 RECORD

RIHANNA BREAKS MICHAEL JACKSON’S BILLBOARD HOT 100 RECORD
RIHANNA BREAKS MICHAEL JACKSON’S BILLBOARD HOT 100 RECORD

Rih Rih has soared past Michael Jackson, now having the third most songs grace the Top 10 on Billboard’s Hot 100. She now sits behind only The Beatles and Madonna.

Michael Jackson had a total of 29 singles reach the Top 10. Rihanna, whose career spans nearly 12 years, gained her 30th Top 10 with “Love On The Brain”off her 2016 album, Anti. 14 of Rihanna’s 30 singles have peaked at number one. The biggest single being “We Found Love” with Calvin Harris, which lasted 10 weeks at the top of the charts.

Madonna sits at 38 top 10 hits in thirteen years, followed by The Beatles who managed to gain all 34 of their hits in less than six years.

Rihanna still has a lot of wind left in her. At the rate she is going, she’s capable of dropping another album or five. Do you think Rih Rih will eventually surpass Madonna’s record?

Rihanna Channels Amelia Earhart in ‘Harper’s Bazaar’

Rihanna Channels Amelia Earhart in ‘Harper’s Bazaar’
Rihanna Channels Amelia Earhart in ‘Harper’s Bazaar’

Rihanna takes flight for a special cover feature in the March 150th Anniversary issue of Harper’s Bazaar. Opting for a very unique photoshoot, the pop starlet channels Amelia Earhart in looks that are utilitarian, modern, and sexy.

“There’s something so special about a woman who dominates in a man’s world,” says Rihanna. “It takes a certain grace, strength, intelligence, fearlessness, and the nerve to never take no for an answer. Amelia Earhart was such a dynamic force in her industry, setting multiple aviation records in her time. So it was a no-brainer for me to team up with Harper’s Bazaar in honor of a woman who held her own with the big boys.”

In the magazine, RiRi dazzles with vintage aviation looks by who’s who of high fashion. From Tod’s to Hermés to Dior, the Bad Gal captivates the camera with looks that reference the legendary female pilot.

The March issue of Harper’s Bazaar hits newsstands on Feb. 21. Check out the stunning photos below.

(Photos by Mariano Vivanco)

eNEWS: Rihanna Visits Malawi School Kids

Rihanna Visits Malawi School Kids
Rihanna Visits Malawi School Kids

Rihanna’s empowerment tour is under way. Days after the “Love On The Brain” diva dabbed in front of Trump Tower, she hopped on a plane and joined schoolchildren in Malawi, reports TMZ. The socially-conscious Rihanna helps poor kids around the world have access to proper education. The pop sensation is an ambassador for the Global Partnership for Education (GPE), non-profit organization, since last September. 

Through a multi-year partnership, Rihanna’s Clara Lionel Foundation (CLF), international advocacy group Global Citizen and GPE campaign together to make sure the world’s poorest children have a chance to better themselves.

“Working together, I know we can amplify our efforts and ensure that millions of children gain access to education globally,” Rihanna stated.

Robyn “Rihanna” Fenty founded CLF in 2012 in honor of her grandparents, Clara and Lionel Braithwaite.

VIDEO: Awilo Longomba Ft. Yemi Alade – Rihanna

Awilo Longomba premieres the video to his anticipated single titled “Rihanna”; featuring Africa’s championing diva Yemi Alade.

Check out the video below


Download Awilo Longomba feat. Yemi Alade- Rihanna (video)

Download MP3: Awilo Longomba Ft. Yemi Alade – Rihanna

Awilo Longomba Ft. Yemi Alade – Rihanna
Download Awilo Longomba Ft. Yemi Alade – Rihanna

African Music legend Awilo Longomba premieres his anticipated single titled “Rihanna”; featuring Africa’s championing diva Yemi Alade.
Enjoy!!!

Download Awilo Longomba feat Rihanna – Rihanna (MP3)

eNEWS: Soulja Boy Says He’s Going To Beat Chris Brown “For Rihanna”

Soulja Boy Says He's Going To Beat Chris Brown "For Rihanna"
Soulja Boy Says He’s Going To Beat Chris Brown “For Rihanna”

 

Soulja Boy and Chris Brown are still beefing and the rapper has revealed yet another layer of their beef. The Atlanta rapper claims that the reason he and Breezy are on the path to fisticuffs is the R&B singer’s ex-girlfriend, Rihanna.

Sitting down for an exclusive interview with Hollywood Unlocked, Soulja Boy was flanked by his trainer for his upcoming boxing match with Brown. An animated Soulja explained from his vantage point on how their issues originally began and not over Karrueche Tran.

“What he really mad about is I was with Rihanna,” said Soulja. “Ain’t nobody woulda never knew that, nigga, if he ain’t call my phone trippin’ over Karrueche. I was with Rihanna, son. Rihanna, nigga!”

Soulja continued by saying that he was at the same 2009 Grammy Awards party that Brown and Rihanna attended and was blown away by the news of their domestic violence incident the next night. Soulja explains that shortly after the event, he was on tour with Lil Wayne and Rihanna’s management reached out to him to have her attend the show.

However, the wrinkle in the tale is that Soulja was dating Teyana Taylor (yes, that Teyana Taylor) and allegedly kicked her off the tour bus while Rihanna visited so he could console her. He adds that Taylor called Brown in anger and told him that Rihanna and Soulja were together.

Soulja then says that Rihanna invited him over to her New York hotel for a movie night with her and some friends, which he claims Brown called and questioned him about.

The “Crank That’ star didn’t try to present facts that he and Rihanna were an item, but there are many moving parts in the bizarre tale. Soulja turned the heat up on the matter by way of a series of tweets on Sunday (January 8), including clowning Brown for using Mike Tyson as his trainer for their event and throwing even lower blows. Peep the chatter below.

Check out the tweets below and the video below

 

 

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eNEWS: Rihanna Unfollows Jennifer Lopez on Instagram

  
Avid Instagram Users and Fans noticed that over the weekend that’s Rihanna unfollowed J.Lo causing many to believe Jennifer went against girl code and romanced (or still is romancing) her friend’s ex-boyfriend. 
The rapper and Lopez sparked relationship speculation earlier this month when after attending two of her Las Vegas concerts back-to-back, Drizzy hosted a super exclusive gathering that Jennifer just so happened to attend. An insider told E! News it was “a super intimate dinner” held at celeb-loved spot Delilah in West Hollywood, and the pair reportedly ducked out together. 
As for Jennifer and Rihanna’s friendship, these two seemingly go way back. 
Earlier this year, the Barbadian beauty gifted Lopez with a pair of navy boots from her design collaboration with Manolo Blahnik. In a handwritten note to the “On the Floor” singer, Rih called Jennifer “the baddest,” adding, “Because I know you’re gonna wear them better than me!!!”
Lopez loved the thigh-high heels so much, she ended up wearing them in her music video for “Ain’t Your Mama,” and Rihanna took to Instagram with a gracious message for her pal: “Thanks for the support! I’m having such a f–king moment knowing that forever I have proof of a bad one like you in my designs!!!”

See Jennifer Lopez and Drake cuddle up in Instagram Photo

Then in March 2015, Jennifer caught up with E! News about her Home co-star. “I’m a huge Rihanna fan…and I feel like she’s such a girl’s girl, which I love, because I’m a girl’s girl and she seems very sweet,” the 47-year-old mother of two told us. 
Asked whether she would ever do a duet with the Grammy winner, Lopez replied, “Absolutely! Who wouldn’t?!” 
Not all love is lost between Jennifer and Rihanna, though. It appears Lopez does indeed still follow the singer as well as Drake, and he too follows Lopez and his on-again, off-again love. As for Rihanna, she does not follow Drake

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VIDEO: Rihanna Stars in New Movie: Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

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Rihanna is back on TV.

The singer-turned-actress stars in the first trailer For Valerian and the city of a thousand planets, the sc-fi action extravaganza that also features Cara Delevingne, Ethan Hawke, and John Goodman.

In the dramatic clip, RiRi is a shape-shifting vixen. One second, she’s wearing a sexy all black outfit, and the next second, she’s in a silver one — her blonde hair reminiscent of old Hollywood glam.

Valerian lands in theaters next July, but RiRi’s Hollywood takeover doesn’t end there. She’s currently filming her next blockbuster, Ocean’s Eight, co-starring Anne Hathaway, Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, and more.

Rihanna is no stranger to the big screen. In the past, she starred in 2012’s Battleship and also voiced a character in Home.