Rihanna

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I heard Rihanna is not American. So where’s she from?
Rihanna was born on the Caribbean island nation of Barbados in 1988, and grew up there. She came to the U.S. when she was only 16 to pursue a music career, but she retains Barbadian citizenship, and is heavily involved in local and global charities.

How come she speaks English, then?
Try not to be so ignorant in public, huh? Barbados is an English-speaking nation. It used to be part of the British Empire, and English is still the primary language there. Her mother’s from Guyana—also a former British colony—and her father’s...