London (ANI): R&B singer Rihanna has been embroiled in a
controversy after a Barbadian minister gave her a free piece of
real estate while poor residents struggle to cope nearby. Minister
of Housing and Lands Michael Lashley gifted the ''Umbrella''
hitmaker a plot in the upmarket area of Apes Hill as a token of
gratitude for boosting international interest in the Caribbean
However, Government Minister Gline Clarke has lambasted the
decision - insisting a rich pop star has no right to garner free
land while other Barbadians live in poverty, reports the Daily
Star. "Why is the government paying millions of dollars for land
for someone who's already making millions?" he asked.