Rihanna posts a tribute to her grandmother Clara Brathwaite eight years after her passing

Rihanna posts a tribute to her grandmother Clara Brathwaite eight years after her passing: ‘We miss you more each year’

Rihanna posted an old photo of her grandmother Clara Brathwaite, eight years after her passing. 

The 32-year-old wrote ‘8 years. we miss you more each year,’ in an Instagram post on Tuesday.

When Clara passed in 2012, Rihanna founded the Clara Lionel Foundation in honor of her grandmother and grandfather, Lionel. 

Love: Rihanna posted an old photo of her grandmother Clara Brathwaite, eight years after her passing. The 32-year-old wrote ‘8 years. we miss you more each year,’ in an Instagram post on Tuesday 

In the caption the Fenty Beauty founder continued: ‘Bravo still talks about how you guys met every time I see him. #GranGranDolly #Clara.’

Clara poses for a portrait, shot in black and white, with a tight lipped smile, a voluminous updo and a white patterned blouse.

The songstress’ grandmother died after a battle with cancer on July 1, 2012. 

At the time, Rihanna wrote ‘IMA TRY TO BE A BIG GIRL NOW….#Dear Dolly.’ 

Honoring her: In the caption the Fenty Beauty founder continued: 'Bravo still talks about how you guys met every time I see him. #GranGranDolly #Clara'  (pictured in 2020)

Honoring her: In the caption the Fenty Beauty founder continued: ‘Bravo still talks about how you guys met every time I see him. #GranGranDolly #Clara’  (pictured in 2020)

Around the time of Clara’s funeral she wrote on Twitter ‘Dry cry, even tears… Even my heart cry but who cares?!’  

Adding: ‘Words can’t explain the essence of her beauty. You and you alone no other one.’ 

‘Goodbye #grangranDOLLY get your beauty rest until I see you,’ she wrote when she announced Clara’s passing. 

The Clara Lionel Foundation ‘supports and funds groundbreaking and effective education, health and emergency response programs around the world,’ according to the CLF website on Fenty Beauty. 

Foundation: When Clara passed in 2012, Rihanna founded the Clara Lionel Foundation in honor of her grandmother and grandfather, Lionel

Foundation: When Clara passed in 2012, Rihanna founded the Clara Lionel Foundation in honor of her grandmother and grandfather, Lionel 

Continuing to say: ‘With the voices of Rihanna and her fans, CLF also engages in global advocacy with the goal of improving the quality of life for young people everywhere.’

With her beauty line, Rihanna has collaborated with her foundation to create makeup products and accessories with proceeds going to the foundation. 

Rihanna is sure to be making her grandmother proud with eight albums, a lingerie brand, a makeup company and a high-fashion brand as well as philanthropic efforts. 

Proud: Rihanna is sure to be making her grandmother proud with eight albums, a lingerie brand, a makeup company and a high-fashion brand as well as philanthropic efforts

Proud: Rihanna is sure to be making her grandmother proud with eight albums, a lingerie brand, a makeup company and a high-fashion brand as well as philanthropic efforts  

It comes as Rihanna proved herself to be a woman of all talents as she, in a joint effort with Twitter’s Jack Dorsey and his #StartSmall initiative, put forth $15 million from her nonprofit, The Clara Lionel Foundation, to go to mental health services. 

The effort comes amid the times of social unrest and the coronavirus pandemic.

The Umbrella vocalist’s foundation said in a statement: ‘Racial injustices perpetrated by systems built to keep people safe are exacerbating the coronavirus’s mental health impact on individuals and families across the United States.

 ‘Even as the majority of states have begun lifting restrictions in recent days, millions of Americans continue to face daunting challenges when it comes to their health, mental and economic wellbeing.’

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