Rihanna talked about her role model, Prime Minister of Barbados Mia Mottley, on the purple carpet for her fifth annual Diamond Ball, held at Cipriani Wall Street in downtown Manhattan.

After talking to Variety senior correspondent Elizabeth Wagmeister about why she respects Prime Minister Mottley, Rihanna discussed her foundation’s proactive approach to the Hurricane Dorian relief effort. When emergencies happen, Rihanna wants the Clara Lionel Foundation to be the organization that can say, “We can come there and be there for you right now.”