Rihanna may have been the recipient of one of the biggest honors at the 51st annual NAACP Image Awards on Saturday night (Feb. 22), but she humbly turned the focus towards a powerful and crucial message.
The pop star, actress and beauty and fashion mogul received the President's Award at the ceremony for her extraordinary philanthropic efforts across the globe: she's raised millions of dollars for disaster relief, education abroad and awareness for issues affecting communities all over the world, and she stressed that she didn't make this impact by working on her own.
"Tonight is not really about me, because the purpose is bigger than me, right?" she said upon accepting her award. "It’s not bigger than us together, but it’s bigger than me, because my part is a very small part of the work that is being done in this world and the work that is yet to be done."