Rihanna Gives An Inspiring Acceptance Speech For The Harvard Humanitarian Award

Last week Rihanna, pop icon, was given a Humanitarian Award at Harvard University and her acceptance speech was everything! She opened her speech with a joke saying,

“So, I made it to Harvard. Never thought I’d be able to say that in my life, but it feels good.”

Rihanna touched on a lot of things in her speech she quoted her grandmother and talked about her dreams becoming reality as far as giving back and starting her own charity foundation. Something that really stood out in her speech is when she said the following,

“All you need to do is help one person, expecting nothing in return,” she continued. “To me, that is a humanitarian. What that little girl watching those commercials didn’t know is that you don’t have to be rich to be a humanitarian, you don’t have to be rich to help somebody. You don’t have to be famous, you don’t even have to be college educated. But it starts with your neighbor."

If you missed her acceptance speech, watch it below.