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Watch Rihanna's Acceptance Speech as Harvard’s Humanitarian of the Year

Watch Rihanna's Acceptance Speech as Harvard’s Humanitarian of the Year

Rihanna, Harvard

What, like it’s hard? 

It was just another Tuesday at Harvard when global superstar Rihanna took the stage with a hair flip to accept the university's Humanitarian of the Year Award.

"So, I made it to Harvard," the singer started, in true Elle Woods fashion. "I'm incredibly humbled by this, to be acknowledged at this magnitude for something that, in truth, I've never wanted credit for."

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The Anti singer spoke about how she'd wanted to be involved in helping the less fortunate since she was a little girl, wondering how many quarters she'd have to save up to "save all the children in Africa." Since her meteoric rise to fame, Rihanna has been a premiere charitable presence in the Caribbean, where she funded a brand new center for oncology and nuclear medicine in her home country of Barbados.

The singer also set up the Clara Lionel Foundation Scholarship program, which helps Caribbean students attending American universities.

We're all human and we all just want a chance," she said. "A chance at life, a chance at an education, a chance at a future, really. And at CLF our mission is to impact as many lives as possible." Watch Rihanna's acceptance speech, below.

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