On to a less controversial topic, Rihanna was honored with the first ever AMA Icon award. In a rather endearing twist, the award was presented to the Barbadian singer by her mother, Monica Braithwaite, who gave a speech before presenting her daughter with the award. "I know the journey in your career has not always been an easy one, but tonight I applaud you and admire you for being so strong and so positive and so humble and so focused," Braithwaite said, before kissing her daughter on the cheek and handing her the award.

Rihanna, American Music Awards
Rihanna is officially an American music icon.