Rihanna was honored with the first-ever Icon Award at the 2013 AMAs on Sunday night!!
Bill Maher introduced 25-year-old super star, calling her “the voice of our generation,” he then showed a mesmerizing tribute video — a look back at Rihanna’s career!! This was followed by a video message from Jay-Z telling her how proud he is of her.
Rihanna’s mother, Monica Braitwaite, then came out on the stage to hand her the award, and she gave an emotional speech for her daughter!! Watch Rihanna receive the Icon Award on page 2!!