Rihanna Shares Photos from Her Visit To The Lorraine Motel

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated on the motel grounds in 1968.

Grammy winner Rihanna has commemorated an important day in Black history with a special photo.

On Tuesday (Jan. 19) the singer and entrepreneur shared photos of her 2020 summer trip to Memphis, Tennessee to visit the Lorraine Motel, where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, was assassinated in 1968. 

The “Work” artist said that her “cabin fever” last summer led her on a road trip to Memphis. Wearing sweatpants, a T-shirt and a mask, the 32-year-old stood underneath the neon motel sign.

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“Got cabin fever last summer and took a road trip to Memphis,” she captioned her post.

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She added: “MAN... I can’t describe the feeling that came over me, you gotta go to experience it for yourself! #MLK.”

Another photo shows Rihanna pointing out to the balcony of room 306, where King was shot and killed on April 4, 1968 at the age of 39. The balcony is dressed with a wreath and a plaque in honor of the civil rights activist, husband, and father of four who was in Memphis for a sanitation workers’ strike.

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