Rihanna to your friends: ‘Pull up.’
Barbadian Pop star Rihanna gave an eloquent speech regarding world issues that affect black people at the 51st NAACP Image Awards on Saturday night.
Rihanna spoke to the crowd of many winners like Tracee Ellis Ross, Angela Bassett, Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Foxx and many more upon receiving the President’s Award:
“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 star continued. “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.'”Rihanna / 51st NAACP Image Awards
“How many of us in this room have colleagues and partners and friends from other races, sexes, religions?” she asked. “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 Michael Brown Jrs and the Atatiana Jeffersons of the world, tell your friends to pull up.”
Rihanna joins JAY-Z, Muhammad Ali, Colin Powell, Spike Lee and many more to receive the prestigious award.