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Rihanna backing Mottley for PM?

TRE GREAVES, [email protected]

Rihanna backing Mottley for PM?

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Rihanna’s apparent endorsement of Barbados Labour Party (BLP) leader Mia Mottley, came as a shock to one of her closest friends Leandra Goodridge and caused some excitement on social media.

Earlier today, Mottley took over the Instagram Stories of  leading local entertainment website Bajantube. She posted video updates as she went about her daily activities.

Goodridge who is a business owner took to her Instagram page and posted a picture of Mottley, with the caption “Watching my next Prime Minister all day on @Bajantube stories”.

Moments later, via her badgalriri account Rihanna replied “Yes…. She deserves it!” That short comment had Barbadians buzzing.


When contacted, Goodridge, a strong supporter of the Labour Party and St Peter candidate Colin Jordan, told Nationnews the moment was not planned.

“I decided to post it because I have a lot of faith in Mia, She is a born leader and I know that with her as head that is the best thing that can happen for the country.

“I trust and believe she will make a drastic change in our community. But I didn’t know she (Rihanna) was going to respond… I didn’t even know she did until I got a call saying she did and I was really shocked,” Goodridge said.

When asked if Rihanna would be flying in to vote, Goodridge said she did not know. However after the apparent endorsement, Mottley called Goodridge to thank her personally and then she released two videos to thank the long-time friends.

“I just want to thank Riri for giving up that love and support, and blessings… You know the whole of Barbados so proud of you and behind you my dear… check ya soon,” Mottley said in the video. (TG)