Singer Rihanna gave a powerful call to unity during her acceptance speech at the 51st NAACP Image Awards on Saturday, Feb 22.
“Tonight is not really about me — because the purpose is bigger than me, right? It’s not bigger than us together, but it’s bigger than me. ‘Cause my part is a very small part of the work that is being done in this world and the work that is yet to be done,” the 32 year old said. Rihanna received The President’s Award, which is given out to a person who is being recognized for a special achievement and distinguished public service.
“If there’s anything that I’ve learned, it’s that we can only fix this world together. We can’t do it divided,” the beauty Mogul said. “We can’t let the de-sensitivity seep in. The, ‘If it’s your problem, then it’s not mine. Its a woman’s problem, it’s a black people problem, it’s a poor people problem.'”
“Well then, you know, they want to break bread with you, right? They like you? Well then, this is their problem too. So when we’re marching and protesting and posting about the.s and the s of the world, tell your friends to pull up.”
See the full speech here: