Rihanna attends her late Gran Gran Dolly’s wake in New York. See more photos below.

Rihanna braves the spotlight last night when she stepped out in New York City for her grandmother’s wake.

Rihanna’s grandmother, Clara “Dolly” Brathwaite, passed away last weekend after a long battle with cancer.

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“Dry cry, even tears… Even my heart cry but who cares?!” Rihanna tweeted yesterday (July 5), lyrics from Sizzla’s song.

“Words can’t explain the essence of her beauty. You and you alone no other one,” she added on Twitter.

Earlier this week, Rihanna cancelled some of her upcoming gigs to clear her schedule so that she can spent some time with her family. Rihanna and her grandmother were very close, she often reference to her in her Twitter quotes, “gran gran use to thought me…”