5 Things We Learned From Rihanna’s NAACP Speech

Rihanna was recently awarded at the NAACP Image Awards and gave a badass speech that was honest, straightforward and quite honestly, necessary. The National Association for the Advancement of Coloured People recognises and commends the achievements of people of colour and the work done by communities for the upliftment of others

Well, on her time away from music, and in her career in general, she has always used her platform for good, spreading awareness about oppressed communities and working towards inclusivity in every sphere of life. Her beauty line “Fenty Beauty” and her lingerie line “Savage X Fenty” are held in such high regard for this reason, precisely.

The superstar took the stage for an acceptance speech that should honestly be turned into posters because PREACH, QUEEN. Here are some things we learned from the acceptance speech:

1. RiRi will Slay any Event:

She accepted her award dripping in diamonds and expensive clothing, but kept it classy, reminding us all that she can slay any event, anywhere and any time.

2. She’s a Humble Queen:

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She began her speech by making it clear that she is only a small part of this movement; that the movement is bigger than her and she’s only a small part of all the amazing work being done by people world over.

3. She’s All for Equality; Everyone’s:

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It’s not just about standing up for your community; it’s about standing up for humanity. While talking about problems we all face, she emphasised on how important it is for us to stand up for everyone, not just those communities that we are a part of.

4. We Cannot Rule, Divided:

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If a change is what you want, you must stand together. Speaking from years of experience with social work, RiRi emphasised how important it is to stick together in times of social disparity. “If there’s anything I’ve learned it’s that we can only fix this world together. We can’t do it divided, I cannot emphasise that enough,” she said.

5. She’s A Savage

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She may have ended her speech with a call for unity, but she signed off in signature Rihanna fashion – with a little savagery to remind you who’s boss. She said “So while we’re marching, and protesting, and posting about the Michael Jrs and the Tatiana Jefferson’s of the world., tell your friends to pull up.”

The world would be a better place if we all listened to Rihanna, and that’s that.

Justin Bieber Has Mad “Changes” To Become #1

Justin Bieber’s been enjoying his time under the spotlight for a while now. And it looks like he’s not leaving anytime soon because he recently scored his 7th No.1 album on the Billboard 200 charts with ‘Changes’. The album has become the third highest debut of 2020 after Eminem’s ‘Music to be Murdered and Halsey’s ‘’Manic’.

‘Changes’ earned 231,000 equivalent units in its debut week, and a good 135 million on-demand streams of the album’s songs. The Billboard 200 chart ranks the most popular albums of the week based on multi-metric consumption.

“My World 2.0” (2010), “Under The Mistletoe” (2011) “Believe” (2012) and “Purpose” (2015) – have landed the top spots on the charts. Meanwhile, two of his remix albums – “Never Say Never: The Remixes” (2011) and “Believe Acoustic” (2013) – also got to the number one position on the Billboard 200 charts. The ‘Yummy’ singer has become the youngest music artist to achieve seven No.1 albums.

The journey of ‘Changes’ has also been documented in a YouTube series called ‘Seasons’ which includes him discussing his marriage with Hailey Baldwin, prior drug use and his fight against Lyme disease.

Well, it’s a delight to see him soar, and perhaps we can finally admit that this comeback rivals that of the Jonas Brothers!