Rihanna recently released a video offering fans an intimate look into her private life.
The footage, shot in Rihanna’s hometown of Barbados, shows the Pop singer reminiscing over old baby photos, yearbooks and school report cards with her mother and grandmother.
The video also features footage of Rihanna teaching her younger brother Rajad a few life lessons about balancing work and socializing.
“Don’t listen to mommy, you gotta socialize,” she tells him. “You just have to have the sickest, illest balance … you’ve got to be able to do as much work (as possible) and then socialize. But work first and as long as you’re doing fantastic in work, you can socialize as much as you want.”
In the most emotional moment of the nearly 4 minute clip, which is narrated entirely by Jay-Z, Rihanna hands her grandmother, who she affectionaly calls her “Gran-Gran,” an eternity ring, which has a very touching back-story, as told by Rihanna.
“Gran-Gran, I got you a gift,” she says. “Remember when I was a little girl, you kept saying, ‘(I want an) eternity ring, eternity ring.’ I was like nine years old. I went to the store and I remember asking the person, it was like $1,020. I remember counting how many days I would have to save a dollar from school to get this ring. I said, ‘By 12, I should be able to buy this ring.’ That went through the window! But I found you a very beautiful one at Cartier. And we have matching ones!”
Aww, how sweet!