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I don't ask for much from this pointless thing called life, but I do demand that—one day, somewhere—a street is named after me. Understandably, Rihanna is going to beat me to this distinction.
The Barbados Ministry of Tourism recently announced plans to change the name of Westbury New Road in St. Michael to Rihanna Drive "in honor of Barbadian superstar Ms. Robyn Rihanna Fenty who grew up in Westbury New Road," Nation News reported. The new Rihanna Drive sign will be unveiled during a two-hour ceremony Nov. 30 marking Barbados' Independence Day. Prime Minister Freundel Stuart will be joined at the ceremony by Rihanna.
Though Rihanna's latest honor surely needs no explanation, let's take a look back at some of her 2017 wins. This year has seen the launch of Rihanna's Fenty Beauty line, an unmatched Fenty x Puma NYFW moment, a truly hilarious Diplo story, the instantly iconic "Loyalty" video, the hit DJ Khaled collab "Wild Thoughts," and much more. In my opinion, anyone who's ever described someone else's music as sounding like "a reggae song at an airport" deserves their own road. It's only fair.
As for continuing the Fenty x Puma runway magic in seasons to come, Rihanna has assured Vogue that fans can count on it. Taking her unique approach to another brand, however, isn't entirely out of the question. "I have long-term goals in fashion, but not so much with any one brand," Rihanna said. "You just never now what's going to happen."