Back in June Rihanna’s grandmother passed away but now to pay tribute to her late grandmother Dolly the singer has donated $1.75 Million to the hospital that Dolly stayed at!
Rihanna and her mother Monica Fenty and Grandfather Lionel where at the hospital yesterday where she gave the money in just in time for the festive period.
Talking in a statement the pop singer said:
“This was my way of giving back to Barbados, in a form of philanthropy, by assisting the QEH in its continued modernization program…I believe that this will have a huge impact on the people of Barbados. This was all done to save lives or at least extend them.”
It was two weeks ago when Rihanna was posting photos of her with her sick grandmother on Twitter but now sadly she has passed away.
The singer shared her photos of her and her grandmother on her twitter account and they are so sweet.
The Umbrella hitmaker posted a number of photos and wrote: ’My heart smiled and cried all at once #grangranDolly’.
In another snap the 24-year-old singer is seen placing her trucker cap on Dolly’s head.
She posted: ‘#grangrandolly Truk your girl’.
We are thinking of you Rihanna keep your head up girl.
Have a look at some of the photos below.
Image via Twitter/Rihanna
Rihanna has tweeted some lovely photos of her and her ill grandmother on her twitter.
The Talk That Talk singer was seen heading to visit her relative Clara ‘Dolly’ Brathwaite in New York.
Rihanna has been making regular visits to her grandmother since the elderly lady was diagnosed with cancer.
Have a look at the sweet photos above.
Im sure she would rather Whitney alive but Dolly Parton is said to make lots of money off the sales of I Will Always Love You.
“She was broke — her label gave her advances. And unlike Michael, you have to remember that Whitney didn’t write any of those massive hits. They were songs that Clive Davis told her to sing and she did.”
“On records, the typical mechanical royalty paid to the writer/publisher is about 8 cents per radio performance. That would all go to Dolly. Whitney is only the singer. She receives an advance from the record company based upon anticipated album sales. Figure that’s around $2.00 per album. But all of the costs to record the album, promote the album, videos, etc. are all recouped from the artist’s share.”
“Whitney was living off of advances — loans from the record company — and had been [for] quite some time. Most likely the estate owes the record company a ton and future sales will be used to pay back that loan before any money goes to the estate. The songwriters, however, will make a bundle.”
Still so sad.
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