Rihanna attends Rihanna's 3rd Annual Diamond Ball at Cipriani Wall Street in New York, NY on September 14, 2017.

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Rihanna Gets a Street in Barbados Named After Her

By: Jay Brown

October 17, 2017

The Barbados Ministry of Tourism has announced plans to change the name of Westbury New Road... to Rihanna Drive.

Prime Minister Freundel Stuart and Rihanna will participate in an unveiling ceremony on November 30, 2017, which happens to be the country's Independence Day, when they officially change the name of the road to Rihanna Drive in honor of Barbadian superstar Ms. Robyn Rihanna Fenty. RiRi actually grew up right there on Westbury New Road.

Rihanna has often paid homage to her childhood neighborhood, and even showed it off to Oprah Winfrey when filming a special interview with her in Barbados in 2012. When she staged her LOUD tour concert at Kensington Oval in 2011, she reminisced about growing up just a stone’s throw away in Westbury and she has even named one of her companies Westbury Road Entertainment.

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