Award-winning singer Rihanna marked her 30th birthday yesterday, Rihanna directed all her celebratory attention to her mother Monica s she turned a year older.
Rihanna shared a sweet shoutout to the Fenty matriarch on Instagram along with a throwback photo from her childhood.
“10958 days ago @monica_fenty became a mother for the first time to her only daughter! Today is just as much your birthday as it is mine! I love you mom!” the nine-time Grammy winner captioned the picture.
“Thank you for carrying me, birthing me, raising me, supporting me, teaching me, and loving me unconditionally! The woman I am today is because of everything that you are! I thank God for perfectly hand picking you to be my mother when He sent my spirit to you! You are the greatest! Thank you!” the Barbados-born star concluded her message.
Earlier that same day, Monica proudly gushed about her daughter on Instagram, also sharing a childhood photo of Rihanna.
“Happy 30th. God’s blessings to my 1st born. The sweetest, most humble person I know, and most loving daughter ever. Lots of love back to you on your special day,” the mother of three wrote.
Rihanna who was due to appear at a high-level summit in Senegal earlier this month was declared persona non grata by a group of thirty different religious associations.
But the group is known as ‘No To Freemasonry And Homosexuality’ protested her visit claiming that she’s a member of the ‘Illuminati’.
Rihanna was visiting the West African nation in her role as an ambassador for the Global Partnership for Education (GPE). The organization aims to help fund the teaching of millions of children and young people in developing countries. However, Senegal’s interior minister was been quoted as saying he will ensure the safety of all conference attendees against the group.