Shortly coming off of her “Urban Luxe” award for her luxury brand Fenty at the 2019 British Fashion Awards, It has been announced that Rihanna will be receiving another sought after award, the NAACP President’s Award. The award recognizes special achievement and distinguished public service, CEO of the NAACP, Derrick Johnson said
“Rihanna has not only enjoyed a groundbreaking career as an artist and musician, but has also distinguished herself as a stellar public servant, from her business achievements through [her cosmetics line] Fenty, to her tremendous record as an activist and philanthropist, Rihanna epitomizes the type of character, grace, and devotion to justice that we seek to highlight in our President’s Award”
Previous winners of the award include Muhammad Ali, Lauryn Hill, frequent collaborator Jay-Z and more. The 51st NAACP Image Awards will air on BET February 22nd.