Queen Rihanna? Twitter thinks singer should be Barbados head of state

As Barbados prepares to remove Queen Elizabeth as head of state, some people think there can only be one replacement- Rihanna.

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The 32-year-old international celebrity was born in Saint Michael and raised in Bridgetown, Barbados, and has been a global ambassador for her island home.

In 2018, Rihanna was named ‘Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary’ for Barbados, a role that involves promoting education, tourism, and investment. 

She also had the street on which she was born named Rihanna Drive in her honour in 2017.

People took to Twitter to share that they believe Rihanna has done enough to earn her the title of Queen of Barbados.

“It’s time for the rightful queen to sit upon her throne,” read one tweet. Another urged the country to “make Rihanna, a true Bajan queen, head of state.”

Another person posited that Barbados should really just do the obvious.

Meanwhile, others thought that if Rihanna is appointed Queen, then that would get in the way of her making music.