Fans Call For Rihanna To Replace The Queen As Barbados’ Head Of State
While many of Rihanna's fans consider her to be the queen of their hearts, now they're calling for the singer to replace the actual Queen as Barbados' Head of State.
This week, it was revealed that Queen Elizabeth II is set to be removed from the position by November 2021, with Prime Minister Mia Mottley announcing that the Caribbean island is to become a republic.
While the country gained independence from Britain in 1966, the Queen still stands as the constitutional monarch.
Stating that it was time for Barbados to 'fully leave our colonial past behind', Mottley added: "Barbadians want a Barbadian Head of State.
"This is the ultimate statement of confidence in who we are and what we are capable of achieving.
"Hence, Barbados will take the next logical step toward full sovereignty and become a Republic by the time we celebrate our 55th Anniversary of Independence."
Fair enough. And it comes as no surprise that fans want the Barbadian 'Umbrella' singer to take Liz's spot.
Posting a link to the announcement, one person wrote on Twitter: "Big up Barbados for this," adding: "It's time for the rightful queen to sit upon her throne @rihanna."
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"Rihanna didn't release new music because she will be queen of Barbados when Queen Elizabeth will be out," quipped another.
A third wrote: "I'm calling it now. Rihanna for queen of Barbados!"
As mentioned, some fans joked about Rihanna's potential new position to be the reason her ninth album is delayed.
"Rihanna gets this then we'll never get a new album from her. But this would be great," joked journalist Ernest Owens.
Earlier this year, the singer dropped her first song in three years - but fans were not happy as it was only a featured credit rather than the album they've all been waiting for.
The 32-year-old pop star released her most recent album Anti back in January 2016, and since then has featured on a number of songs with the likes of Calvin Harris, Drake and, most recently in June 2017, Kendrick Lamar.
It's now been three years since all that - not to mention the four since her last album - meaning her followers have been getting slightly impatient.
While she's not ready for the ninth installment, Rihanna featured on PartyNextDoor's 'Believe It', in which she sings: "Best make me believe it / Best make me believe it / Believe you won't deceive me."
Major stuff. But you never know, maybe she really is just polishing her crown.
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