RIHANNA: Major Honor for NAACP President’s Award

RIHANNA: Major Honor for NAACP President’s Award

Rihanna will be honored with the NAACP President’s Award.

NAACP president Derrick Johnson will give the award to RiRi at the 51st NAACP Image Awards . The award goes to individuals who are highly accomplished and have a history of “distinguished public service.”

Johnson says, “Rihanna has not only enjoyed a groundbreaking career as an artist and musician but has also distinguished herself as a stellar public servant… From her business achievements through Fenty to her tremendous record as an activist and philanthropist, Rihanna epitomizes the type of character, grace and devotion to justice that we seek to highlight in our President’s Award.”

Previous winners include Jesse JacksonLauryn Hill and Jay-Z. The awards air on February 22nd on BET.

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