Rihanna Takes Viewers Behind The Scenes Of Her Clara Lionel Foundation With A Touching New Video

Yes, the bad gal does some good.

Named after her grandparents Clara and Lionel Brathwaite, Rihanna’s Clara Lionel Foundation was founded in 2012 to help contribute to global health and education initiatives for families in need. In a new video, Rihanna talks about the inspiration behind the charity’s work, remembering her late grandmother and sharing a look inside her efforts thus far.

“When I think of my grandmother, I think of a very strong woman. I mean very strong, very independent. But the most caring woman,” Rihanna said. “Very giving, very selfless; all the women in my family strived to be like her. And that’s why I’m here. She has battled cancer, and she passed away. So I care about fighting this disease. I care about getting giving people a chance.”

SEE ALSO: Head To Haiti With Beyoncé In New ‘Bey Good’ Video

Detailing past partnerships with UNICEF to raise $5.5 million for HIV/AIDS awareness, with DKMS to garner bone marrow donations from 3,000 people for leukemia and with Hard Rock to raise $200,000 for education and the arts,  the Clara Lionel Foundation video championed the Bajan pop star as the leader of its cause. She also made a considerable contribution to her homeland. Suffering from a high cancer mortality rate, Barbados received a new radiotherapy machine to the oncology department at the Queen Elizabeth hospital from the singer.

The Clara Lionel Foundation plans to head clean water programs in countries such as Haiti, Cambodia and Ethiopia.  As far as her motivation to keep giving, Rihanna’s response was quite plain.

“It’s as simple as this: one day, you could be the one in need. Your kids, your kids’ kids, your loved ones, nobody is exempt from disease and poverty. You just never know. But we will fight for you the same way.”

Learn more about the Clara Lionel Foundation here.

From the Web

More on Vibe

Actor Kel Mitchell and actor Kenan Thompson attend the 50th Annual Writers Guild of America Awards on February 21, 1998 at Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd/WireImage)

Kenan Thompson Says Kel Mitchell Will Appear In Revamped 'All That' Series

Pretty much everyone who was a fan of 90s Nickelodeon staple All That was thrilled to hear Kenan Thompson's role of executive producer in the revamped series. Now more great news has arrived as the comedian shared that Kel Michell will also return to the sketch comedy show.

Speaking with Page Six at the Writers Guild Awards Sunday (Feb. 16), Thompson shared his hopes to bridge the gap between the original cast and new members.

“Whoever’s down to [come to] do it, we would love to have them in my opinion,” Thompson said. “I know Kel [Mitchell’s] coming back, and I remember working close [sic] with Josh Server as well. I think all the old cast members should come support the new cast members. That’s just how it should go.”

Before their spinoff Kenan and Kel, the two were golden on All That with skits joint skits like Good Burger and solo characters Pierre Escargot and Repairman.

So far, things seemed to be going Thompson's way. Former All That alum  Danny Tamberelli also told Page Six he was thrilled to hear about the revival.

“I think it’s awesome!” Tamberelli said."All That was a show that reached out to so many kids from all different backgrounds and brought them all together through laughter.”

Tamberelli was apart of seasons four through six and was also one of the main character's on Nick's other enjoyable series, Pete and Pete.

Check out some memorable skits from All That below.

Continue Reading

Vandal Decapitates Diddy's Statue At Madame Tussauds Wax Museum

Diddy's Madame Tussauds wax statue was vandalized over the weekend, leaving everyone wondering why.

The New York Daily News reports the strange incident took place just before 9pm on Saturday (Feb. 16), when an unnamed suspect arrived at the Times Square location. The vandal then headed to the A-List Party Room section of the museum where the wax statue stood and knocked it the ground. The force was reportedly so hard, the statue's head fell off.

“An unidentified male pushed it to the ground causing the head to be decapitated from the body,” a New York Police spokesman said. The perpetrator was described as a man in a black hooded jacket with blue jeans.

According to NBC New York, before knocking down fake Diddy, he yelled at the music mogul's statue and stomped on the head, fleeing the scene shortly after. There are currently no suspects in custody nor are there any clear motives linking the act of aggression to the 49-year-old.

In a statement to the Associated Press, Madame Tussauds New York says their artists will fix the damage "as quickly as possible" to get the figure back to the museum’s A-List Party Room.

Combs originally attended the statues reveal in 2009 when it debuted in New York City.

Continue Reading

Rico Nasty Teams Up With Zack Fox To Release Meme Filled Video For "Sandy"

Rico Nasty might not appear in her new video, but the memes will make you stay anyway.

Over the weekend, the rapper and rage connoisseur dropped a music video her new track "Sandy." Directed by comedian Zack Fox, the Kenny Beats produced tune brings out the best in Rico as she enjoys her warranted glow-up while comparing her lifted moments to Spongebob Squarepants' other bestie, Sandy Cheeks. “Smoking out the bowl like a b***h named Sandy / I’m original that’s why the b***hes can’t stand me.”

Her chemistry with Kenny Beats has always been strong (listen to "Trust Issues), but Zack's varied selection of memes will take you back to the days of lurking on Failblog before memes were a popular Internet snack.

In addition to releasing tracks like “Big D**k Energy,” and “Roof,” the Brooklyn native dropped Countin Up, a documentary powered by The Fader to highlight her journey in the music industry and motherhood.

Check out the "Sandy" video up top and the Countin Up documentary below.

Continue Reading

Top Stories