Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley said today that she is “absolutely delighted, on behalf of all Barbadians, to offer heartfelt congratulations to our newest National Hero, the Right Excellent Robyn ‘Rihanna’ Fenty, on the birth of her baby boy”.
Rihanna, 34, has given birth to her first child with American rapper A$AP Rocky.
Mottley said the pregnancy “captivated the world for the last few months and it is my sincere view that Rihanna represented well, women everywhere”.
“She chose to ‘wear’ her pregnancy with pride, never once treating it as a sickness or a period of withdrawal, as so many woman have been made to feel was their place for centuries.”
The Prime Minister said Rihanna redefined the world view on how women should be viewed during pregnancy.
“Today, Barbadians join tens of millions across the globe congratulating Rihanna and Rocky and sharing the joy of the birth of their son.” (PR/KG)