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Rihanna's Glamour Awards Acceptance Speech -- VIDEO

Rihanna's Glamour Awards Acceptance Speech -- VIDEO

Rihanna is presented with “The Back-On-Top Superstar” award at Glamour Magazine’s Women of the Year Awards at NYC’s Carnegie Hall on Monday (November 9).

“This year, we saw a different face of Rihanna,” model Iman said as she presented the 21-year-old superstar with her award. “She’s an indelible image of worldly pain and now, more than ever, I am more than impressed with her honesty and courage… She has taken her own scars and used them to create a new story of strength and awareness.”

Watch Rihanna‘s acceptance speech below –


Rihanna’s Glamour Awards Acceptance Speech — VIDEO

Click inside to read Rihanna‘s acceptance speech…

Rihanna’s Glamour Awards Acceptance Speech

(wipes tear from eye) Sorry, I’m PMSing.

As usual, I decided to wear the tightest dress I could find. Shoutout to Amy!

I am shaking right now – I am so nervous – but overwhelmed and honored by this honor to be Glamour’s Woman of the Year.

I didn’t even know I had to speak, I didn’t know what kind of event it was, I didn’t know anything until a few hours ago. I had to say to [poet] Maya Angelou, I love you but you made this terribly more difficult for me. (pulls out piece of paper) So I made a little thank-you so I wouldn’t forget anybody.

First, thank you to Iman – it’s very incredible that you’re presenting me with an award. It was a real honor to be named Glamour’s Woman of the Year, especially because I think of myself as just becoming a woman. I just turned 21 this year.

Just to be mentioned in this group of women is overwhelming. I love being a part of a night where we’re celebrating women and such strong women. Thank you, Glamour, for giving me Woman of the Year. Thank you, [Glamour editor-in-chief] Cindi Leive. [JustJared.com] I also want to thank all the people who helped get me here. Melissa [Forde], my best friend, Krista, Mark, [Roc Nation executive] Jay Brown, Jay-Z, [producer] L.A. Reid, everyone on my label at Def Jam, my girls (stylist) Mariel [Haenn], (makeup artist) Mylah [Morales], (hairdresser) Ursula [Stephen]. They help me look cute! Everyone at Revlon, and my entire family who flew here from Barbados – shout-out to you mommy, hi!

I really look up to my gran-gran and my mom. They are my two women of the year. I love you very much, granny. I love you very much, mom.

They’ve shown me what strong women can accomplish and achieve. Without their unconditional love and guidance, I wouldn’t be here and I hope I can be an example to young girls and women today. Thanks so much.

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# 2

she got a glamour award because her boyfriend beat her up?

# 3
Oh No She Didn't @ 11/09/2009 at 11:22 pm

You’ve made 5 posts about this woman in less than 24 hours. No other celebrity gets that kind of coverage here. Could you try and be a little less obvious about your bias and give us some celebs who can actually sing?

# 4

Congrats Riri. U deserve it. F Chris brown!

# 5

Who else was at the event? I guess we are getting no other pics besides Rihanna.

# 6

What did she do to deserve this award besides dress up for the past 9 months and go to fashion shows?

# 7

Looking at further pics of the dress, I really don’t like it.

# 8

I have to say that I agree with giving her the award, simply because she was courageous during this whole time and it takes a lot to deal with this kind of pain. Once the physical scars heal, the emotional pain stays behind. Abuse is horrific, especially on one’s psyche.

I also think it was very courageous to come out and talk about the abuse on televsion. Yes, I know it was when she was promoting her album, but the point is she did it and it was a difficult thing to do because most victims want to hide their abuse because they are embarrassed. And that is why it’s good she came out with her story, because stories of abuse should not be hidden, we should not be protecting abusers.

Is she a role model? I wouldn’t go that far. But she has shown us that abuse can happen to any woman.

And I have to say it is disgraceful for Chris Brown to issue a statement that she shouldn’t have talked about the abuse. He has nothing to say about it and by saying what he said all that he showed is that he didn’t want to look bad, which he did anyways especially after he issued that stupid statement.

# 9

Aww she’s so cute :D
Oh, btw, she said Rebel One, not Revlon, hehe. It’s her management company.

That dress is hideous. She has no class/talent. She better thank Chris for giving her a ground to stand on and so her pr team could have material for her to use to get the media’s attention. They sure
can’t count on that music.

Her skin is getting lighter and lighter lol

I loved her speech and loved the dress. Congrats Rihanna I wish you nothing but the best. Sometimes you don’t know what goes on behind the scenes with someone so you may have seen Rihanna look fly over the past nine months you don’t know if she was working or what going to fashion shows are about. It’s easy to sit behind a computer and make fun of someone’s life but unless your are living it why be the judge and jury..Leave it up to GOD.. I hope ya’ll have a great night.. :)

I call BS! Rih the real truth about you and your promo whoring will be revealed. Time tells everything.

pisces girl @ 11/09/2009 at 11:43 pm

I hope she lives up to this promise and is an example to young girls and women.

I think she should not have thrown the first two punches during her fight with Brown. Since when was it ok for women to throw punches at any body. She has anger issuse and she need to women up and get help about.

She’s looked horrible over the past 6 months and she had plenty of time to speak on the issue prior to releasing a new CD. She is just using this to promote her album and Glamour is using her to sell magazines.

Cute girl but this really makes a mockery of the Woman of the Year Award. The WOTY should be active in causes not just someone who’s been a victim of something. She should be someone who’s empowered other victims to stop being victims.

Wow that dress is ugly!

what in the world @ 11/09/2009 at 11:50 pm

@Donna: she has more talent than Chris Brown the Michael jackson wannabe. Chris has an annoying voice and his dancing is not as good as some back ground dancers i’ve seen. he is a wannabe. He will never be as talented as Michael Jackson. MJ had more talent in his wig than CB has in his whole body.

Aww soo touching and cute…Keep It Up Riri

Knock it off with the constant Rihanna posts.
There were other celebs are the event.
Give us some photos of them.

LOL.LOL.LOL.

LOOK AT THE SHEMALE ACTING LIKE SHE WON AN OSCAR.

@what in the world: I don’t even like Brown but I’ll admit he has talent. For someone to be of Rihanna’s stature and still be opening tours says a lot about her talent.

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