Avid fans of the Fenty Beauty mogul have been waiting for the highly anticipated album for over two years and recently, fans have been making their frustration evident.
Fanatics of the Pop star have been threatening to boycott her product line if she does not release new music soon.
Rihanna is the latest celebrity on the cover of Interview Magazine. While being interviewed, she opened up about her makeup/fashion empire and also about her music. One of the main topics discussed in the interview was her forthcoming album, which has been dubbed as ‘R9’ by her fans over social media.
Rihanna has made it clear that she is putting in the work with her music but she is also using her time to balance her many different goals outside of music.
She stated that “it really does suck that it can’t just come out.”
RiRi also revealed that “I used to be in the studio, only the studio, for three months straight and an album would come out. Now, it’s like a carousel. I do fashion one day, lingerie the next, beauty the next and then music the next. It’s like having a bunch of kids and you need to take care of them all.”
The Bajan song bird has released 8 albums since her music career started in 2006, so in reality it’s quite the standard industry practice to have this gap between albums to build her fans anticipation.
Rihanna’s last album “ANTI” was released in 2016 but she is still one of the top selling artistes in the music game.
Rihanna was recently named the richest female musician alive, with an estimated net worth of $600 Million, which shows that her fans not only support her music but also her other ventures, mainly her line of Fenty Beauty products.
All in all, Rihanna has been putting in the work and it is rumoured that the album is near completion.