Rihanna made Barbados ambassador

Rihanna has officially been made an ambassador in Barbados.

The singer has joined forces with the country's tourist board to promote her homeland.

'Barbados is a place like no other and one of the reasons for this is the spirit and national pride of our people,' said Rihanna.

'I want each and every visitor to this beautiful island to experience what makes this destination different from all others and that is the spirit and warmth of my fellow Barbadians.'

She will begin her duties in her homeland by bringing her 'Loud' world tour to the city of Bridgetown on August 5.

Rihanna is due to tour the UK later in October taking in a record breaking 10 dates at London's O2 Arena.