Rihanna to have street named after her in her Barbados hometown

St. Michael’s Westbury New Road will soon be Rihanna Drive.

Rihanna to have street named after her in her Barbados hometown Rihanna hosts a pep rally to celebrate the launch of the AW17 FENTY PUMA by Rihanna collection on October 13, 2017 in New York.   Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty

Rihanna's hometown in Barbados has announced plans to name a street after her, local newspaper Nation News reports.

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The Barbados Ministry of Tourism announced on October 13 that Westbury New Road in St. Michael will be renamed Rihanna Drive from November 30, when Barbados celebrates Independence Day.

“The Government of Barbados will on Independence Day, Thursday 30th November, 2017 officially change the name of Westbury New Road located in St. Michael to Rihanna Drive in honour of Barbadian superstar Ms. Robyn Rihanna Fenty who grew up in Westbury New Road,” a statement from the Ministry of Tourism reads.

Rihanna is expected to appear at the unveiling ceremony at the end of November.

October 16, 2017
Rihanna to have street named after her in her Barbados hometown