It’s official: Rihanna’s right excellent in Barbados.
Barbados’ Prime Minister Mia Mottley has officially written in to the Guinness Book of World Records, saying that Rihanna is the country’s favorite entertainer – officially setting the record for the “largest number of words” in her native tongue.
“Celebrity status is fast becoming a full-time job in our own country and we look to all of our youth as the future. This recognitions helps to ensure that our youth are proud of their country and our culture,” Mottley said in a statement via the Daily Mail.
Barbados-born Rihanna, 28, who has performed at the island’s annual music festival known as T&T, also has had the highest paid performer on the island with a reported $7,000 per minute ticket to the event. She also competes in karate, and holds the title of Miss Barbados Universe in 2004.
Rihanna reportedly declined to submit a submission in August 2017, but Mottley wrote to Guinness to take the record off of One Direction star Harry Styles. Styles claimed the title in 2017 after he penned “Mean Nothing to Me” as a way to break into music after breaking into modeling.
Rihanna is reportedly working on a new record titled “Anti World Tour,” which will include a more traditional tour than her “Anti World Tour,” which came off last year as the singer documented her 2017 summer with a series of visual shorts and music videos.
The star was recently spotted heading to dinner at Mr. Chow in New York City with new beau Hassan Jameel, a Saudi billionaire, whom she has remained relatively tight-lipped about after their public debut in April.
Fox News’ Mariel Snow contributed to this report.