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Rihanna’s Mom Presents AMA Icon Award To Her Daughter!

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Sunday night’s American Music Awards were full of special moments, but there is one that topped the night.

During the awards show, Rihanna’s mother presented her daughter with the first AMA “Icon Award.” “”Rihanna, I am so proud of you tonight,” Monica Fenty told her gorgeous daughter.

“I know the journey in your career has not always been an easy one, but I applaud and admire you for being so strong and so positive and so humble and so focused. It’s amazing how you always manage to take good from all your experiences. I’m so blessed to be a part of this historic moment,” mama Fenty explained.

Jay Z also presented the star with a special video message, telling the pop icon: “It’s with a great honor and incredible pride that I present you with this first ever AMA icon award!”

Rihanna, who was noticeably moved by the presentation and honor, gave a heart warming acceptance speech. “So many people I have to thank for the success of keeping me sane: my friends, my brothers, my glam team, my fans. I love you so much. You keep me driven,” she said. “You keep this thing special. I can’t believe I’m 25 years old and I’m holding an Icon Award. I thank you, and I’m grateful. I’m only as good as my team so I love you guys so much. Thank you!”

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Wakanda Wear: Folks Show Up & Show Out For ‘Black Panther’ Opening

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Ya’ll already know Black folks will take a theme and run with it. So it’s no surprise people are showing up in droves to theaters to see Black Panther dressed in their finest Africa, and some Coming To America, inspired gear. From Dashiki’s to Kente cloth dresses and headpieces people are definitely getting in the spirit. Check out some looks we’re loving from around social media.

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