I doubt anyone that hasn’t been living under a huge – massive, really – rock the last few decades hasn’t heard of Rihanna. The Barbadian popstar has been a huge influence on pop culture for as long as pretty much anyone can remember, and I guess it was only a matter of time before someone figured that she needed some recognition for that. I mean, if the album sales, sold out concerts and Grammy awards don’t count anymore, that is.
The Prime Minister of Barbados, who is named Mia Amor Mottley, decided that the only real way to let music artists know that you appreciate them is by creating a museum in their honor. The fact that a museum dedicated to a world class pop star would be placed on an island that gets most of its income from tourism seems to be nothing more than a funny coincidence. Right?
There’s no arguing that Rihanna is a person worthy of some form of special attention since she does more than just making music now, I do wonder whether a museum dedicated to a single person isn’t a bit much. Also, how would a museum for a music artist even work? Do you give everyone headphones and do a silent disco thing? I’m very confused by the concept.
The fact does remain that while this whole situation smells a bit like financial opportunism, Rihanna is and always has been very proud and vocal about her Barbadian roots. I guess that if a museum in her honor would be made, Rihanna herself would want it to be in her native country. There’s no date set for the museum currently, but I’m sure you’ll hear about it everywhere as the date approaches.