According to Entertainment Tonight, Rihanna’s long-awaited 9th studio album ain’t coming out until she’s good and ready to release it. Could be tomorrow, could be next year if we have one. So please let her continue her good work helping COVID-19 first responders, quarantined victims of domestic abuse, helping you with your skin-care routine, and being richer than Lord of the Dance Michael Flatley AND Ringo Starr in peace!
Rihanna’s currently busy launching Fenty Skin, so naturally, all anybody wants to ask her about is WHERE IS R9? Ri told one reporter that it’s going to be “sooner than [her] fans think,” (so like yesterday via Fenty Time Machine?) but told another that she’s “not just gonna put it out just because people are waiting.” According to ET:
“I am always working on music,” Rihanna expressed via video chat. “I am always working on music and when I am ready to put it out in the way that I feel fit, it’s gonna come out. And you’re not going to be disappointed when it happens. It’s going to be worth it.”
“I’m not just gonna put it out just because people are waiting,” she continued. “It’s taken this long, I’m gonna make it worth it.”
Here’s Rihanna getting squirmy in another interview.
Rihanna’s last album, Anti, came out in 2016 which really wasn’t that long ago despite what every cell in your body is screaming at you every time you look at the news. In that time Rihanna’s launched Fenty Beauty, the Fenty fashion house, spearheaded numerous charitable endeavors both independently and through her Clara Lionel Foundation, kicked a hot billionaire to the curb, and inspired masterworks of art. Yet people still aren’t satisfied. This is a trio of tweets I saw when I searched “Rihanna album” on Twitter.
Shit, I wouldn’t give these fickle hos the time of day let alone a thoughtful selection of affordable and accessible skincare products that work for all skin types and tones. But hey, that’s why she’s Rihanna and I’m slightly less glamorous and can’t pull off a turtle neck without looking like hunched over bridge troll with a shrugging disorder.