The First-Ever Female Prime Minister of Barbados Is Thanking Rihanna for Her Support
Last week, the Caribbean island of Barbados elected Mia Mottley, its first-ever female prime minister. Pop star Rihanna has voiced support for Mottley twice now via Instagram — once before the election and again after Mottley’s victory. Mottley noticed and later thanked Rihanna for all her “love, support and blessings.”
Mia Mottley ran as a candidate of the left-center Barbados Labour Party. During her campaign, some of her political opponents accused her of secretly being a lesbian and wanting to legalize same-sex marriage, accusations meant to stoke political tensions amongst conservative voters.
When Rihanna’s longtime friend Leandra Goodridge posted an Instagram image expressing support for Mottley before the election, Rihanna replied, “Yeeeeeessssss… She deserves it!”
After Mottley won the election, Rihanna posted an Instagram image of Mottley and a caption stating, “Say hello to my new prime minister and most importantly the FIRST FEMALE prime minister of Barbados
… the honorable Prime Minister @mamottley???????????????????????? well deserved and about time! breaking barriers and making history in so many ways!!! Congratulations ? ??”