Pop singer Rihanna was fighting back the tears as she left a Manhattan hotel yesterday to attend her grandmother Clara ‘Dolly’ Brathwaite funeral.  RiRi rocked a sophisticated navy dress with her hair in a bun. Rihanna revealed the death of her grandmother on Twitter on July 1st after she passed away from cancer in a New York hospital.

Rihanna as been keeping her followers up-to-date with her emotions ever since, last night she posted an Instagram pic of a hand-written note which simply read: “IMA TRY TO BE A BIG GIRL NOW #DearDolly.”