We're just waiting for 'Rih' to claim her rightful Jamaican status.
The internet is losing it! The #RihannaIsJamaican hashtag made its way to the top of the Trends last evening and hours later we're still in stitches.
As Jamaicans, when trouble is afoot, humour is our coping mechanism. With the current probes, arrests and bail of former education minister Ruel Reid and the President of the Caribbean Maritime University Professor Fritz Pinnock et al a topical issue, we had to find a release and Barbados fell victim.
We're natural champions, au fait with triumph, so it's only right that we'd adopt the R&B singer/songwriter, beauty and fashion magnate Robyn Rihanna Fenty. There's even a meme of the star's birth certificate, so we know it's real.
To our Bajan friends, please don't mistake this for a trade-off, neither Usain Bolt, Popcaan, nor Chris Gayle are up for grabs. But, you can reclaim Mr Vegas, Gully Bop, Macka Diamond, Ruel Reid, and Yolande Ramharrack; take them all!
Here are some reasons why the theory may very well be accurate...
Swipe left for some of the funniest #RihannaIsJamaican memes
Get the latest local and international news straight to your mobile phone for free: