Rihanna is now an official national hero of Barbados, and the news has become one of the biggest things in the Caribbean, but did you know that a hero can have a hero? Well, Riri does and that is the great Reggae icon, Bob Marley.
The R&B Pop singer, wrote on her Twitter account several years ago that Bob is her hero and that is not the only thing Rihanna has done to show her love for the Reggae Superstar as she has even said it on the VladTv platform in an interview she did, even though the host was letting her know she surpassed Marley in earnings and influence.
Bob Marley is my HERO #thatisall— Rihanna (@rihanna) April 18, 2012
The singer is also said to have a special room dedicated to Marley at her LA mansion, where she has decorations of red green and gold decking out the room as well as other decor and paintings of the reggae legend and even incense to facilitate getting into the vibes of the “Gong”.
In the past, Rihanna has done tributes to Bob Marley and one of those memorable times was her performance on the Oprah Winfrey show for Haiti relief, where she did songs like Three little birds, Redemption song and No Woman no cry.
The world also saw the singer’s love for the Jamaican legend in 2013, when she performed at the 2013 Grammy tribute for Bob Marley which also saw the Marley brothers Damian Marley and Ziggy Marley joining in on the moment.
Other things that Rihanna has done in the inspiration of Marley, is wearing faux locks as well to record songs like ” Man Down” and “No love” which carried the Reggae feel, something Riri says is in her blood.
To show how much the extremeness of Rihanna’s love for Bob Marley and the Jamaican culture went, memes were created to jokingly show that and those became very big on Twitter.
Many people have been celebrating Rihanna becoming a National hero but at the same time in Jamaica, there have been many questioning why Bob Marley has not been made a National hero since he has contributed so much to the country and culture.