The American Music Awards gave out its first-ever Icon Award to Rihanna Sunday night in Los Angeles.
After an introduction by Bill Maher – who said Rihanna has become “the voice of our time,” the R&B/pop star took the stage to perform her hit “Diamonds.”
"Just about 20 years ago is when I really started making your life a living hell with my annoying little husky man voice, you would call it," Rihanna said. "And I mean just disrupting the entire neighborhood. Westbury Road, Barbados, they could tell you that's the truth. I annoyed every one of my neighbors."
The applause continued when Justin Timberlake accepted his award. "Can we talk about how cute Rihanna's mom is?" he said before trying out a Caribbean accent. "She's so proud of the Icon. I am too, Rihanna, I love you."