RiRi mourns

Rihanna attends best friend’s granddad’s funeral service

Local Grammy Award winning superstar Robyn Rihanna Fenty traded her Aura International costume for a striped blue blouse, blue jeans and a pair of nude boots as she paid final respects to Joseph Nathaniel Alexander, the grandfather of her best friend Sonita Alexander.

Grammy Award winning superstar Rihanna (third from right).

Rihanna introduced a sense of levity to the otherwise sombre occasion when she made her appearance at Abundant Life Assembly in Bank Hall, St Michael this afternoon.

The Barbadian superstar had appeared on the road for Grand Kadooment with Aura International, as she was seen on Black Rock main road wearing turquoise hair and a stunning costume created by local band designer Lauren Austin.

However, today at the thanksgiving service she appeared stoic and compassionate as she mourned with her best friend for Alexander, who was described as a person who loved his family, and fought for vendors’ rights.

Barbadians from all walks of life, including Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler, entertainment stalwart Richard Stoute, comedian Trevor Eastmond and members of Barbados Association of Retailers Vendors and Entrepreneurs,  attended the thanksgiving service. 

Veteran entertainer Richard Stoute was among those paying final respects Nathaniel Alexander.

14 Responses to RiRi mourns

  1. Horace Boyce
    Horace Boyce August 9, 2017 at 11:58 pm

    The things that make news nowadays

    Reply
    • Andrea Carter
      Andrea Carter August 10, 2017 at 12:43 am

      Gives us something to read and comment on even if we don’t like it

      Reply
    • Sharon Burke
      Sharon Burke August 10, 2017 at 12:57 am

      You know.

      Reply
  2. Mala Turtlesfam Singh
    Mala Turtlesfam Singh August 10, 2017 at 1:09 am

    Stupssss

    Reply
  3. Dennis Connell
    Dennis Connell August 10, 2017 at 3:10 am

    I doubt this funeral would have been news if she wasn’t there

    Reply
    • Hewers of wood August 10, 2017 at 5:17 am

      OK, Nothing but trending.

      Reply
  4. Mary Amos
    Mary Amos August 10, 2017 at 3:42 am

    Slow news day?

    Reply
  5. Saga Boy August 10, 2017 at 7:57 am

    News is news. It is what it is.

    Reply
  6. gsmiley August 10, 2017 at 9:45 am

    Dennis, Mr. Alexander was a good man who fathered several successful children in Barbados including our first female commissioner of Inland Revenue.

    His funeral would have been highlighted but I don’t get the Ri Ri factor.

    Maybe it highlights Barbados. This paper goes worldwide I guess.

    R.I.P Trini.

    Reply
  7. debera brown August 10, 2017 at 3:30 pm

    What you’really jealous now lol ,I do not know the gentleman,but all respect to him & who new him as family & friend including (Rihanna )What is wrong with some of you barbadians you are so selfish & jealous,where is the (LOVE).

    Reply
  8. Milli Watt August 10, 2017 at 4:40 pm

    would want her at my funeral to get the coverage and upset all you hater…………hope you all BP is 200/200 by now lolololol

    Reply
  9. Tony Waterman August 10, 2017 at 5:30 pm

    May the Good Man Rest in Peace and May he rise again someday with the Angels in Glory.

    My Sincerest Condolences to all the Families concerned.

    Why Can’t Rihanna peacefully attend the Funeral of the Grand Father of her BEST Friend. at the Church that She (Rihanna) is attached to through her Family.

    “Foes in plenty we shall meet”
    Up and On

    Reply
  10. Chris Wright August 10, 2017 at 10:05 pm

    The story tries to explain the kind of person who is there for a friend. Its not that she does not know the family and only showing up for a photo op which she does not need. She gets enough of them from paparazzi and companies which she is paid to sponsor their products.
    Some of you people really need to take a sea bath sometimes.

    Reply
  11. Chris Wright August 10, 2017 at 10:05 pm

    The story tries to explain the kind of person who is there for a friend. Its not that she does not know the family and only showing up for a photo op which she does not need. She gets enough of them from paparazzi and companies which she is paid to sponsor their products.
    Some of you people really need to take a sea bath sometimes.

    Reply

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