Rihanna Reminisces About Street She Grew Up On After It Is Renamed After Her
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Rihanna took to Instagram Friday to share a thoughtful note of gratitude following the renaming ceremony of the street she grew up on.

The Fenty Beauty mogul was all smiles as she attended the event Thursday — also Barbados Independence Day— to watch the dedication of what was formerly known as Westbury New Road. The street will now be named Rihanna Drive.

“All the lessons, running around barefoot, nosey neighbors, braiding hair on the step, playing in the cemetery, walking to the beach, rum shop karaoke keeping the whole street awake til 4am (“only the lonely” by Roy Orbison is playing in my head as I type this) , stealing Sammy pomegranates from his tree, begging my mother to let me walk to Jan’s shop cause she had American snacks,” the singer reminisced  on Instagram.

“WESTBURY is more than a community, we’re family!!!” she continued in her post. “Thank you for all that you’ve poured into my life and the woman I am! It takes a village, and I’m glad my village was you!!!! To God be the Glory!!!!”

Congrats to you Badgalriri!