Rihanna donates $1.75 Million to Barbados hospital in memory of her Gran Gran Dolly


Rihanna usually makes headlines for partying and posting pantsless pictures of herself on Twitter and Instagram, so it’s refreshing to see some of the more positive things she’s doing with her super-stardom.

She’s donating  $1.75 million to a Barbados hospital in honor of her Gran Gran Dolly, who passed away from cancer this past June. At the time she tweeted: “Goodbye#grangranDOLLY get your beauty rest until I see you.”

The money is going to help buy needed equipment for the radiology department of  Elizabeth Hospital in Bridgetown.  Rihanna visited the center, now called Clara Braithwaite Centre for Oncology and Nuclear Medicine, this Saturday with her mother Monica Fenty, and her grandmother’s widower Lionel.


The singer told E! News: “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.”

In September Rihanna showed of a chest tattoo of Isis she got in honor of her grandmother.

  • Jenn

    Would have been better if she donated to the US…

    • Charla

      Really?? She’s from Barbados and much of her family still lives there. People should only donate to the US?? Get the F out of here! People always have something to complain about especially when it’s NOT their money.

      • Chrissy

        Good call! People complain when Americans donate to outside countries so when she donates to a place in her home country where her family still lives what is there to complain about?