This week, pop superstar Rihanna said goodbye to her beloved grandmother, and she used Twitter to pay tribute with the hashtag #grangranDOLLY. Rihanna’s grandmother Ciara “Dolly” Brathwaite passed away after a long battle with cancer. Rihanna postponed a business-related trip to London in order to spend time with her grandmother in her final days.
Fans who follow Rihanna on Twitter saw a host of photos featuring her grandmother on Saturday as Rihanna paid tribute to Brathwaite via Instagram. “Get your beauty rest until I see you,” Rihanna wrote, before sharing pics of her grandmother with her fans.
Chris Brown’s mother, Joyce Hawkins, reached out to Rihanna via Twitter in her time of mourning, writing, “ANGEL MAY GOD BE WITH YOU AND YOUR FAMILY IN YOUR TIME OF SORROW. LOVE YOU ANGEL.” Rihanna replied with a simple, “thank you! Love u mama.”