SEE PHOTOS: Rihanna honoured as Harvard’s 2017 Humanitarian of the Year

Grammy Award-winning singer Rihanna finally “made it to Harvard” to be honoured as the university’s 2017 Humanitarian of the Year.

She received a standing ovation as she accepted the award on Tuesday.

“So I made it to Harvard,” she said, flipping her long ponytail and striking a pose as the crowd erupted into cheers. “Never thought I’d be able to say that in my life. But it feels good.”

The university says it chose Rihanna for her involvement in a number of charitable causes. She built a state-of-the-art centre for oncology and nuclear medicine to diagnose and treat breast cancer in her home nation, Barbados.

 

See pics of RiRi receiving her award here:

rihanna
rihanna
rihanna

Rihanna, whose songs include Work and Diamonds, also supports the Global Partnership for Education and Global Citizen Project, providing children with access to education in more than 60 developing countries. She created the Clara Lionel Foundation scholarshipprogramme, named after her grandparents, for students from the Caribbean who attend college in the US.

Previous winners of the award include actor James Earl Jones and activist Malala Yousafzai.

(Photos: AP)

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s