We all have a special place for nana in our heart! Rihanna’s grandma, Clara Dolly Barithwaite, passed away this weekend from cancer in New York City.
RiRi was performing at the Peace & Love Festival at Sweden on Saturday when she heard the devastating news. The 24-year-old “We Found Love” singer was 45 minutes late hitting the stage and she made a huge boo-boo of dedicating her cover of Bob Marley’s “Redemption Song” to Norway. Oops!
Fans were wondering about Rihanna, who seemed a bit shaken on stage. The loss of grandma probably distracted the poor singer. RiRi took to Twitter to share plenty of photos with her grandma.
The “We Found Love” singer hit her Twitter page and wrote, “Goodbye #grangranDOLLY get your beauty rest until I see you.”
Fans and friends immediately sent condolences, even Chris Brown’s momager! Joyce Hawkins wrote, “Angel may God be with you and your family in your time of sorrow. Love you Angel.”
RiRi responded, “Thank you! Love u mama.”
Looks like the two still keep in close touch after Rihanna and Chris broke up.
We wish Rihanna well during this tough time!