The NAACP announced on Tuesday that Rihanna will be the 2020 President’s Award.
The President’s Award is presented “in recognition of a special achievement and distinguished public service,” according to a press statement from the NAACP.
“Rihanna has not only enjoyed a groundbreaking career as an artist and musician, but has also distinguished herself as a stellar public servant,” NAACP President and CEO Derrick Johnson said. “From her business achievements through Fenty, to her tremendous record as an activist and philanthropist, Rihanna epitomizes the type of character, grace, and devotion to justice that we seek to highlight in our President’s Award.”
The award will be given to Rihanna in a live ceremony on BET on Saturday, February 22nd, from Pasadena, California.
Global music and fashion icon, business entrepreneur, and philanthropist, @Rihanna will receive the prestigious President’s Award during the 51st #NAACPImageAwards. NAACP President @derricknaacp will present the award to Rihanna during the @naacpimageawards on #BET pic.twitter.com/jLdOFL4M8f
— NAACP (@NAACP) February 4, 2020