Pop star, Rihanna was named Harvard’s Humanitarian of the Year because of her charitable work.
The “Work” singer accepted Harvard University’s prestigious Humanitarian of the Year award Tuesday at the Cambridge, Mass., University, where she began the ceremony celebrating her inspirational undertakings with a lighthearted joke.
“So I made it to Harvard,” Rihanna joked, while flipping her hair as the audience roared with applause. “Never thought I’d be able to say that in my life, but it feels good.”
The Bajan bombshell, 29,built a modern oncology and nuclear medicine center at a hospital in the Caribbean island nation to provide breast cancer diagnosis and treatment options for locals. She also founded the Clara and Lionel Foundation Scholarship Program to financially assist students from the Caribbean to attend schools in America.
Watch Rihanna’s full acceptance speech below.