It has been revealed that plans are underway for a museum to be built in Rihanna’s honor back home in her Bajan native.

The reveal came courtesy of the country’s first female Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley, who shared the news during a recent speech in London.

Per Mottley, the space would be a permanent, interactive cultural tribute to the RiRi.

Speaking on the 31-year-old’s impact (which includes being an official ambassador for Barbados), she said:

“Anybody who could start going to school on a ZR [route taxi] from Westbury to Waterford and could now be the most successful woman entertainer in the entire globe in my view deserves to be recognised in her life as a living legend of Barbados as well.”

She continued…

“She didn’t say ‘I want to build a business’ or ‘when I build a successful business’, she said ‘when I build my empire’ – and I’ve never forgotten that – and she has built an empire and is still building it.”

On The museum specifically, Mottley added:

“We’ve been discussing with her [Rihanna] family – her brother in particular and her management – the need for them to establish a major museum with the government in Westbury Road so that people who leave the cruise terminal or who are at Kensington visiting for cricket have another iconic thing besides the Legends of Barbados Museum there at Herbert House.” [Source]

The news comes on the heels of the launch of Fenty – Rihanna’s luxury fashion house with LVMH, which is the first original label the latter has established since 1987.

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Her new national role will see her promoting education, tourism and investment of Barbados.

“Rihanna has a deep love for this country and this is reflected in her philanthropy, especially in the areas of health and education. She also shows her patriotism in the way she gives back to this country and continues to treasure the island as her home,” the prime minister said in a statement .

“She has also demonstrated, beyond her success as a pop icon, significant creative acumen and shrewdness in business. It is therefore fitting that we engage and empower her to play a more definitive role as we work to transform Barbados.”

The singer was born in Saint Michael in Barbados, and grew up in the capital, Bridgetown.

Last year a street she used to live on was renamed Rihanna Drive in her honour.

In a statement accepting her new role, Rihanna said she “couldn’t be more proud to take on such a prestigious title” in her home country.

“Every Barbadian is going to have to play their role in this current effort, and I’m ready and excited to take on the responsibility. I look forward to working with Prime Minister Mottley and her team to re-imagine Barbados.”

The singer is now referred to as Ambassador Fenty by the Barbados government.