Rihanna has come a long way from “Umbrella.” With her recent studio album Anti continuing to garner the Def Jam songstress success and acclaim, Rihanna stopped by this past weekend’s Black Girls Rock event hosted by BET. Speaking to a sea of listeners, RiRi was welcomed with nothing but love, applause and cheering as she delivered a striking speech about accepting one’s self and self-love. Showing gratitude, humility and an understanding of her important role as a popular figure in music, the singer served up words of wisdom based on one powerful statement: “The minute you learn to love yourself, you would not want to be anyone else.” You can check out her speech above, while the event itself airs on BET this evening at 8 P.M. EST.
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