At last weekend's Black Girls Rock—which airs Tuesday night on BET—Rihanna accepted this year's Rock Star Award draped in a cozy fur coat. She flipped her black tresses adorned with dainty crystal hair pins before offering some words of gratitude and empowerment. The stunning pop symbol took out a few moments to show her appreciation for the organization's celebration of black girls, "in a world that doesn't celebrate us enough."
Rihanna went on to thank the powerful circle of women in her family that have given her the strength to embrace her true self in the way that she encourages other young women to unabashedly do. As the applause poured in, she ended her speech with a smile, "All girls rock. Black girls... We're just on another level."
Watch her full speech above. Black Girls Rock airs tonight on BET at 8pm EST/7C.