Rihanna's Mom Monica Fenty Presents Icon Award At 2013 AMAs, Praises Singer For "Being So Strong"

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November 25, 2013 AT 4:51 AM
Rihanna's got a whole Navy of fans, but there's one fan who's been there from the very beginning: Her mom, Monica Fenty! At the 2013 American Music Awards on Sunday, mama Fenty proudly presented her daughter with the first ever AMA Icon Award. "Rihanna, I am so proud of you tonight," she said, "I know the journey in your career has not always been an easy one, but I applaud and admire you for being so strong and so positive and so humble and so focused." To that, Rihanna gushed "So many people I have to thank for the success of keeping me sane: my friends, my brothers, my glam team, my fans. I love you. You keep me driven."