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Rihanna Says She’s No Role Model But Inspires A Lot of Young Women at BET’s Black Girls Rock 2016!

Jawbreakers were on the scene at Black Girls Rock 2016 taping Friday, April 1 at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark. Among the night’s honorees were the founders of Black Lives Matter, Gladys Knight and Rihanna, who received the Rock Star! Award.

In her acceptance speech, the music star spoke on how she wants to inspire young women to be themselves.

READ: Rihanna to Receive Rock Star Award At ‘Black Girls Rock!’

“Thank you so much for celebrating us in a world that doesn’t celebrate us enough. The minute you learn to love yourself, you will not want to be anybody else. Role model is not the title they like to give me…but I think I can inspire a lot of young women to be themselves and that is half the battle. Hopefully, one day I’ll be raising my own little Black girl who rocks.”

You can catch Black Girls Rock! on BET when it airs Tuesday, April 5 at 8 PM.



Brittney Fennell

Brittney Fennell

Brittney is the Associate Editor of Jawbreaker and a writer who has goals to disrupt culture in ways unseen.