Rihanna Reminisces with Family in Barbados

Rihanna and family

In celebration of Thanksgiving, Rihanna brought cameras along as she journeyed back home to her native Barbados to spend some quality time with her family, including her mother, grandmother, and youngest brother Rajad. She reminisced on childhood memories while looking through old photos and report cards.

“There’s nothing like family. These are the people who make you who you are,” said Jay-Z, who narrates the story.

The global superstar shared advice for her younger brother (“As long as you’re doing fantastic in work, you can socialize as much as you want”) and gave her “Gran Gran” an eternity ring that she tried to buy for her when she was nine—except this one is Cartier.

Feel the love in the room.



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76 Comments

  1. Yeah

    <3 love this chick

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    Beyonceland Reply:

    @Yeah, Wow, JayZ could of done better or editing! Ok moment but it was edited bad.

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    bey fan Reply:

    @Beyonceland, ikr. this is why bey don’t invite him too her projects lol.
    jay: baby, what you doing?
    beysus: editing my new concert dvd and about to finish recording my album?
    jay: cool can i help (bey interepts)
    beysus: ummm hell no, sorry babe??? maybe you can do rihanna’s she’ll take anything you do, i like perfection.
    jay: but, (bey interepts)
    beysus: but, nothing i deal with epic not medicore, why you think i’m not on rocnation. not get yo ass over here the queen can use a backrub lol.

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    the demise of beyonce career R.I.Paradise Reply:

    @bey fan, the idiot above me…..damm i wish my report card look like that when i was younger. rihanna is intellgent chick. she’s so down to earth and laid-back. love the fact she never forgot where she came from..fame tend to go to some people head but Rihanna remained grounded. love ya!…got my copies of talk that talk, loving it.

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    :o Reply:

    @the demise of beyonce career R.I.Paradise, Yea thats why this video is made for to make you think like that. If she wanna meet her family she dont needa make a video about it #Js

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    the demise of beyonce career R.I.Paradise Reply:

    @:o, *crickets..this statement has no relevance, next!

  2. Critic

    Wow… She looks horrible without makeup.

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    Replay Reply:

    @Critic, Damn, I thougt the same :/

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    Ice Reply:

    @Replay, Yeah, she does look a bit rough.

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    :) Reply:

    @Critic, Let’s see how your fave looks without make-up!

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    :o Reply:

    @:), Rofl..So? He/she is not saying his fave looks better but he/she is saying that she looks like shit without make up and i think the same. Its funny how people use their family when their album is out.. Not hating JS

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    brandon Reply:

    @:), why did you have to respond???let them say what they are saying cuz as a straight male she looks pretty damn blazin with/without makeup if you ask me :)

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    :) Reply:

    @brandon, Ok. I’ll just let those haters hate!

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    bey fan Reply:

    @:), my fave beysus looks just fine, riri is cute as well just no w/o makeup

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    Beyonce is desperate Reply:

    @bey fan, What a joke?

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    bey fan Reply:

    @Beyonce is desperate, the joke is you, your fave and your mama.

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    Weezy P*ssy Baby Reply:

    @:), Bey is fiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiine without makeout!!! Rihanna wears it all her life, plus she was uuuuuuuuuuuuugly as child.

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    Dizzle Reply:

    @Critic, She works 24/7 obvi she be looking tired n that! #donthate she making loads of money! u aint!

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  3. Giamma

    So down-to-earth and humble…

    Gotta love how her family lives their lives and not hers…

    The Fentys >>>>>>>>>>

    And that’s why we won’t be seeing her stealing writing credits and stuff.

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    :o Reply:

    @Giamma, Cause she uses all her money on herself Duhhh

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    nichelle Reply:

    @:o, i know right thats why she bought her grandmother a cartier ring…ugh so selfish

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    :o Reply:

    @nichelle, Yea look at where they live and one time she took her brothers shopping it was a news all over the world -.- i dont hate her but alot of things she does are wrong

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    nichelle Reply:

    @:o, im dying to hear these “wrong” examples :)

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    @LastQueen_TRaww Reply:

    @Giamma, Co-Sign

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  4. shanedd

    wow i love this

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  5. shanedd

    rihanna needs to get her family out that ghetto house

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    White Collar Reply:

    @shanedd, ghetto house :/…there’s no such thing as ghetto or ghetto house in the caribbean…take a seat. ughh lover her accent!

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  6. x

    GOD and FAMILY 1st

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  7. jadeed

    Love this shit..amazing!!

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  8. IAmWhoIam

    Cute West Indian family. Glad she never forget about home. Caribbean people always stay true to themselves.

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  9. No ma'am

    Was Jay Z narrating necessary, tho?

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    :) Reply:

    @No ma’am, Yes! :)

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  10. @WillNomNoms

    This is cute although why is JayZ narrating? and damn the chick was a nerd. Straight A’s!

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    :) Reply:

    @@WillNomNoms, That’s a good thing!

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    White Collar Reply:

    @:), you make it sound as if it’s something wrong :/…i would love to see beyonce’s card *hehe..that should be interesting.

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    :) Reply:

    @White Collar, If was @@WillNomNoms, not me!!!

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    white collar Reply:

    @:), lol i know, my bad boo <3

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    KillBill Reply:

    @White Collar, ***I Keep my heads in the book I’m Sharp**

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    White collar Reply:

    @KillBill, *chuckles

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    DEMMI Reply:

    @@WillNomNoms,

    Most people don’t realise she had to be an A student to attend the School she did on the Island.

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    C94B Reply:

    @@WillNomNoms,

    Actually, that’s quite interesting, since she drops from 95+% when she was 6 to almost 84% at the end of that very year. I would have loved to know how well did she do later on.

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    The Realist Reply:

    @C94B, and your point is..rihanna is intelligent regardless. so stay pressed…look at her interviews*smooches.

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  11. J_W

    How can she really let them live in a house like that? I can’t understand that.

    And the whole thing in the end seems a bit staged.

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    Frank Reply:

    @J_W, dont judge you dont know what their choices or lifestyles are

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  12. keraleestewart

    beautiful beautiful family so nice and wonderful.I love u Rihanna u have the most important life of all time.

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  13. Brittany

    Rihanna actually still looks very pretty without any make-up on, she really doesn’t need it, to be honest. Her skin is flawless. People who say otherwise are obviously just hating, because she is nowhere near ugly (make-up or no make-up). Infact, I wouldn’t be scared to BET that she looks better (with no make up on at all) than you guys do with make-up on ¯\_(ツ)_/¯.

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    :) Reply:

    @Brittany, YESSSSSSSSSSSS!! She could get away with going to the Grammy’s with NO makeup!

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    Brittany Reply:

    @:) EXACTLY! & Not too many people (famous people) could get away with doing that either (tbh).

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  14. xedos

    I did not see the house,but i can bet yuou the bank does not own the house her grandmother does.Caribbean people don’t depend on their kids to support them because they have a lot of money.
    At her age she comfortable in her house. that house look better that half the shit i see in some places in America ppl call home.
    Look how many ppl lot their home in America lots of them would love to own a home like that right now.

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    realist Reply:

    @xedos, co-sign, i don’t see anything wrong with the house :/…it looks pretty furnish plus because Rihanna’s rich..her family appear to be very humble and they probably want the house to still be same regardless of how much money rihanna has..most caribbean people are like that…..they cherish and hold onto things cause it means a lot to them.

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    meme Reply:

    @xedos, this is the exact same thing i was thinkin. rihanna family dnt need her spend all her money to make them flashy….then shes broke in 5 years like half these dumb american artist.

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  15. Billionaire

    This is what you call real! How lovely to see this side of her for a change!

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  16. nichelle

    a lot of west indian families own their houses and would prefer not to upgrade since their is was lot of work that went into owning one in the islands

    Plus im sure there are alot of memories in that house not to mention that IT THAT BAD!

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    Rio Reply:

    @nichelle, That’s so true!

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    :o Reply:

    @nichelle, Yea but still they can live better doe

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    Da fack Reply:

    @:o, better in what way..you’re judging the people by what you see you don’t even live with these people to talk about live better :/..child sit.

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    :o Reply:

    @Da fack, Better in the way that she can treat them like queen and kings. Idc if my family wanna live poor i would still buy them everything i can. I would spend my money on them not on sex shops like she does and im not saying this cause im hating or w.e

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    lily Reply:

    @:o, but you are because you have NEVER said anything nice about the girl so your opinion is invalid

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    Da fack Reply:

    @lily, so true… @:o, i’m not even gonna engage in an argument with you. i already explain myself regarding to whether their state of living were good or not from what i saw from the video and here you come with the same BS/.

  17. Brittany

    Rihanna’s grandmother & mother both look like they might have some asian in them (from their eyes, & their facial features). Do you notice that too? Or is it just me?

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    :) Reply:

    @Brittany, Now that you mention it I agree! :)

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    Huh?! Reply:

    @Brittany, Um….its just YOU! Asian?!?1 Are you kidding me?! When have you ever know someone who is mixed with Asian to be as dark as they are?! Come on now! Rihanna said her mother a decent of Ghana, that’s Africa!

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    Rio Reply:

    @Huh?!,Correction please: descendent of Guyana which is a country in the Caribbean.

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    Brittany Reply:

    @Huh?!, I just said because of their EYES, & some FACIAL FEATURES! But the skin color really doesn’t matter. It could be on down the line somewhere, or maybe just a little, Idk, I’m just saying, they sorta look like it, to me!

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    DenimJunkieKidd Reply:

    @Huh?!, tyson beckford and naomi campbell are both mixed with asian and are dark skin

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    Da fack Reply:

    @Brittany, *chuckles.

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  18. Ray

    Ok umm everybody talking about the the f*ckin house which yall haven’t seen, and most families, like mine, don’t care about a big house all they want is love,

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    buzzed Reply:

    @Ray, THAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAANK YOOOOOOOOOOOU

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  19. Emkay

    The people who are passing negative comments about Rihanna’s house, did you consider that maybe her mom doesn’t want to move or change the way she lives, just because her Daughter is rich and famous?

    Anyway, they seem like a happy and close knit family and they are so cute…esp their accent.

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  20. CHECKMATE

    OH MAN… JAY Z IS SOOO GHETTO. CAN THEY GET A BETTER NARRATOR??? HE DOES A SHITTY JOB HERE. EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS DOCUMENTARY SPELLS REALITY SHOW AND MEDIOCRITY. NEXT.

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  21. fe

    wow i can’t believe people are actually saying that about Rihanna lol! that house is pretty decent because some people in the caribbean don’t even live in houses like that some (not all) live in wooden houses on a piece of land that sometimes doesn’t even belong to them and sometimes if they do own the land they have to work night n day to give their fam a decent living…. have you ever thought maybe they don’t want to move because they love the way they live.. it’s just sad that people would think all because rihanna is famous her family must bow down to her every need and want and do as she say like move into a different house just so that rihanna doesn’t look bad..

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    Heya Reply:

    @fe, I agree with you.

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  22. Jfenty

    #RihannaNavy

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  23. Gabe

    All the comments on here are hilarious. Everybody defending rihanna are saying how beautiful she is and how they love her. None of you dumbass fans know her at all get a life. Acting as if she’s one of your friends by defending her if any person say one bad thing about her. Sad to see all these brainwashed people on this post, who cares about rihannas life and focus on yours. Defending celebrities is so stupid and pointless.

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    Peasant Reply:

    @Gabe, and you making this is so stupid and pointless.

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  24. bey stan

    Lol why is jay-z the narrator tho…cute video and their accent is fiiiirrrrrreeeeee!!!!

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