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Rihanna Hints With "Isis" & "Love Now" for Seventh LP

The title of Rihanna's seventh LP is becoming an elaborate top secret puzzle left for her fanbase to solve. So far, all clues point to "Isis."

It all started earlier this month when the French leg of Def Jam accidentally tweeted,"Nouvelle annonce ce jeudi a propos de Rihanna sur notre compte." Fans and media got on Google Translate and were quick to deduce that a new album was on the way, exactly a year following the release of Talk That Talk. (Since 2005's Music of the Sun, the singer has been releasing one album a year, with the exception of 2008 which saw her on the road promoting her most successful album to date, 2007's Good Girl Gone Bad.)

News of the Diamonds World Tour followed, and over the weekend Rihanna revealed backstage at the iHeartRadio Music Festival that the new album's first single, dropping this Wednesday (Sept. 26), would also be titled "Diamonds." Things were slowly starting to connect.

The next piece of the puzzle came today when Rihanna announced a new website for the album, www.rihanna7.com, in a series of tweets. On the webpage, her "R" logo is made up of a collage of words believed to be song titles and lyrics off her next album. In addition to "Diamonds," some of the other graffiti includes "What's Love Without a Tragedy," "Just Want to Be Found," "Complete Woman," "I Want You to Stay," "Chapter 7" and lots of shout-outs to her fanbase aka Rihanna Navy. However two things stuck out, the words "Isis" and larger print "Love Now."

"Isis" appears twice and has been an obsession for the singer lately. "Isis" is known in Egyptian mythology as "The Female of the Throne." Wikipedia states the goddess was "worshipped as the ideal mother and wife as well as the patron of nature and magic. She was the friend of slaves, sinners, artisans, and the downtrodden, and she listened to the prayers of the wealthy, maidens, aristocrats, and rulers."

Rihanna recently got a large tattoo inked across her lower chest of the ancient goddess and spread the news of her new tatt with a tweet that read: "Goddess Isis - Complete Woman - Model for future generations - #GRANGRANDOLLY - always in and on my heart." (#GRANGRANDOLLY being a shout out to her late grandmother Dolly who passed away this summer.)

Rihanna has also taken the "Isis" concept to the stage, both performing from a throne at the VMAs and riding in on a ship when she helped close the London Paralympics alongside Coldplay and Jay-Z.

We're just sayin' all this fuss about "Isis" would make sense when it comes to an album title for Rihanna's seventh studio album. And when you put into play, Rihanna's Good Girl Gone Bad street cred, revealing an album title by way of a subtle tattoo would be a first in the pop star world. But, then again, there are a million and one other possibilities too. A nod to her beloved fanbase i.e. "My Navy" is also long overdue.

The guessing game is fun. Give it a try. What do you think Rihanna's new album will be called?

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Some loved the videos, others not so much. One naysayer conservative Washington, D.C. video columnist took to Twitter to challenge Cardi b and other liberal women on how the provocative video will help during the #MeToo movement.

In the Era of #meToo how exactly does this empower women? Leftists, @iamcardib , feel free to chime in. THX .. pic.twitter.com/59fyDxrYAz

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Cardi B saw the tweet and responded to Hamill directly telling the former Trump national diversity coalition advisor that what a woman wears has no bearing on how much respect she should be given.

"It says to women that I can wear and not wear whatever I want. do whatever I want and that NO still means," the "I Like It" rapper tweeted. "So Stephanie chime in..If I twerk and be half naked does that mean I deserve to get raped and molested? I want to know what a conservative woman like you thinks."

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All these conservatives been harassing me and telling me the most disgusting things these past few days.Listen I’m not telling ya to turn liberal all I’m saying is to admit that your president is fuckin up this country right now! Liberal or conservative we ALL suffer as citizens.

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Woman Denies Chris Brown's Involvement In Reported Rape

A woman has come forward to clear Chris Brown's name after he was reportedly detained in Paris on a rape accusation.

On Monday (Jan. 21) a woman by name of Kim Ford shared several messages on her Instagram story, denying claims that Brown and his security guard abused an unidentified woman. Ford says "nothing happened" but she was hit by a man who wasn't the "Undecided" singer. Ford also denies being the one who accused the artist of sexual assault.

"I am not the person who said Chris Brown raped them," she said. "I was there but nothing happened and the man who hit me had no relation to Chris Brown."

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Not Sicko Mode: Nick Cannon Says Travis Scott Isn't For The Culture

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During a sitdown with TMZ's Raquel Harper, the host of Masked Singer said "I'm Kaepernick all day," but said Scott doesn't have enough "cultural equity" to perform during Super Bowl LIII halftime show.

"To me, I call it cultural equity. So we're not mad at Big Boi for performing at the Super Bowl. He's for the people," 38-year-old Cannon explained. "[For Scott] he has to walk gingerly."

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