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Rihanna buys her mother a new home

Rihanna has handed her mother the keys to a brand new home in her native Barbados.

The Umbrella hitmaker has thanked her mom Monica for a lifetime of endless support by purchasing her a fully-furnished, five-bedroom mansion, complete with a large pool and outdoor gazebo.


Rihanna surprised her mother with the generous gift during an interview with Oprah Winfrey, and her awestruck mom's reaction was caught on camera for the Oprah's Next Chapter series, which aired on Sunday (19Aug12).


The 24-year-old beauty told her mom, "I wanted to do this for you for a very long time. You have been such an amazing mother, example, soldier, and you get to walk away with the key to this house."


The pair then hugged and celebrated the news over a glass of champagne in Monica's new kitchen.