STUNNING RIHANNA 'MADE IT TO HAVARD' AS SHE ACCEPTS HUMANITARIAN OF THE YEAR HONOUR BY HAVAR
Superstar Rihanna was named Humanitarian of the Year by Harvard University.
On Monday, the pop star was at the Ivy League school to accept a plaque given to her by Allen Counter, the director of the Harvard Foundation.
Rihanna, 29, never graduated from high school, she earned the prestigious award because of her various charitable efforts, including her role in creating an oncology center in her birthplace of Barbados.
Pictured is a close-up of her plaque
Rihanna looked incredible in an off-the-shoulder dress paired with a set of over-the-knee boots
In a video posted by The Shade Room, Rihanna expressed her excitement over her appearance at the university, in a speech given to attendees.
'So I made it to Harvard,' began the Grammy-winner, which caused a chorus of cheers from the crowd.
The superstar then gave a you-know-what look, followed by a sassy hair flip.
'Never thought I'd be able to say that in my life. But if feels good.' she admitted.
Rihanna continued her presentation on a more serious note.
The singer-actress tried to inspire the crowd and managed to make them laugh when she humbly suggested one doesn't 'have to be college-educated' to make a difference.
'You don’t have to be rich to be a humanitarian,' she began.
'You don’t have to be rich to help somebody. You don’t gotta be famous.
You don’t even have to be college-educated. I mean, I wish I was … especially today.'
According to PageSix, the audience laughed, and the singer, who did not graduate high school, followed up with a suggestion that she would consider returning to a higher education.
'It’s true, I might come back.'
The pop-star styled her brown locks in a ponytail with side parting
'Thank you Harvard': On Instagram, RiRi posted a photo naming her as the honouree
In 2012, The singer made a $1.75 million donation to help set up an encology center in Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Bridgetown, Barbados.
Rihanna was born on the island of Barbados in the Caribbean
RiRi deserved her award because of her very inspiring charitable causes.
The singer, who was born on the island of Barbados in the Caribbean, created an oncology center to help treat breast cancer at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, according to Harvard.
She also founded the non-profit, The Clara Lionel Foundation Global Scholarship Program, to assist in funding Caribbean-born students who attend college in the U.S.
Rihanna also backs the Global Partnership for Education and Global Citizen Project.
The organization provides 'access to education in over 60 developing countries, giving priority to girls, and those affected by lack of access to education in the world today.'