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Rihanna Accepts the Harvard Humanitarian Award

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Last night, Rihanna accepted her well-deserved Humanitarian of the Year Award at Harvard University “So, I made it to Harvard,” she said, opening the speech with a grin and hair flip.

“I would say to myself, ‘When I grow up, and I can get rich, I’m gonna save kids all over the world,’” Rihanna recalled. “I just didn’t know I would be in the position to do that by the time I was a teenager.”

“All you need to do is help one person, expecting nothing in return,” Rihanna continued. “To me, that is a humanitarian. People make it seem way too hard, man. The truth is — and what the little girl watching those commercials didn’t know — is that you don’t have to be rich to be a humanitarian, to help somebody. You don’t have to be famous. You don’t have to be college-educated.”

Watch the whole speech in the video above!

She wore a dress by Monse with an off-the-shoulder neckline, wide belt and thigh-high slit. The singer’s choice of footwear was a pair of over-the-knee boots in the same gray print.

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