The annual Black Girls Rock awards aired Tuesday on BET, which celebrates women of color for their influence across many industries, including arts & entertainment, business and science. A clear Metiza standout was Rihanna, who took home the Rock Star Award. In her acceptance speech, she encouraged young women to be yourself. She believes her success comes from loving herself, saying “the minute you learn to love yourself, you would not want to be anybody else.” We couldn’t agree more!
She went on to say that while “role model is not the title people like to give her” she is honored to be acknowledged and wants to continue to “inspire young women to be themselves, because that is the battle.”
Thank you RiRi, you truly do rock! Watch her whole speech below:
And, since we’re officially on a Rihanna power kick, here’s a Metiza Mixtape for your afternoon! #BeYou