Rihanna hinted she would consider going to college as she collected Harvard’s 2017 Humanitarian of the Year Award on Tuesday (28.02.17).
The ‘This Is What You Came For’ hitmaker was overjoyed to receive the honour from the US college and teased she “could come back” to further education after dropping out of high school.
Addressing the audience, she said: “You don’t have to be rich to be a humanitarian. You don’t have to be rich to help somebody. You don’t gotta be famous. You don’t even have to be college-educated. I mean, I wish I was … especially today … It’s true, I might come back.”
And the 34-year-old singer – who was honoured for her work on charity projects including setting up an oncology centre in her home country of Barbados and a scholarship program for Caribbean students who study in the United States – also recalled how as a kid she dreamed of becoming rich enough to save children all over the world.
She added: “When I was 5 or 6 years old, I remember watching TV and I would see these commercials and I was watching other children suffer in other parts of the world. You know? The commercials where you could give 25 cents and save a child’s life.
“I would think to myself … I wonder how many 25 cents I could save up to save all of the kids in Africa and I would say to myself, ‘When I grow up and get rich, I’m going to save kids all over the world.’ I just didn’t know I’d be in the position to do that when I was a teenager.”
*Sourced by Bang Showbiz