If there’s one thing that all humans can agree on, it’s that Rihanna deserves to be immortalized. This could be in the form of a statue (motion to melt down every Robert E Lee and rebuild him as RiRi), a national holiday (April 20th is now officially National Rihanna Day), or a commemorative street name. Luckily, at least one of these will be happening in Rihanna’s hometown of Saint Michael, Barbados, where there will now be an official “Rihanna Drive.” About damn time.
The Ministry of Tourism announced that it will officially change the name of Westbury New Road—aka the street where Rihanna grew up—to Rihanna Drive on November 30th. This glorious event will be commemorated with a two-hour ceremony featuring the Prime Minister Freundel Stuart and starring Rihanna because, duh. Finally, Bad Girl RiRi is getting the recognition she deserves.
TBH, the other queens of pop are going to have a hard time asserting their queendom after this one. Like, luv ya Nicki, but if you want to remain the queen you’re going to need to call up Trinidad and Tobago and/or Queens tell them to install a Minaj Boulevard stat. And like, if there isn’t already a Beyoncé Lane in Houston then wtf is Houston even doing?
Reading, Pennsylvania can chill on Swift Street for now, though. We need to hear this new album before we determine whether or not she deserves it. Also, if Rihanna’s new street is not lined with speakers playing “Shut Up And Drive” at all times, Barbados is fucking around.