Rihanna Confirms That She’s Back “In The Studio”
With the exception of appearing on N.E.R.D.’s “Lemon” track and “Wild Thoughts” by DJ Khaled, it feels like forever since Rihanna gave us a nice anthem to jam to. But there’s good news for the millions of Navy fans waiting for new music.
Rihanna has joked before about fans not letting her forget that she hasn’t dropped an album in almost two years, and during an interview on the U.K.’s Graham Norton Show Friday (June 15) to promote Ocean’s 8, she officially confirmed her return to the studio.
When asked by Norton if there was a “chance” of “new music,” Rih Rih jokingly replied “Who sent you? I know one of my fans got to you!” before confirming, “I’m actually in the studio at the moment.”
The small confirmation is about all that the bajan singer was willing to share. Norton however tried his hardest to get her to spill a release date. “You’ll just have to wait and see,” she said with a smile.
Granted, Rihanna has been pretty busy since the 2016 release of her critically-acclaimed eighth studio LP, Anti. After embarking on a world tour to support the album, Rihanna put her focus into brand expansion, including her successful Fenty clothing and shoe line with Puma. In 2017, the Grammy-winner launched Fenty Beauty, which earned an impressive $72 million in its first month. Since then, Rihanna has expanded Fenty to include more beauty products, and recently debuted the first collection from her Savage X Fenty lingerie line.
Watch the clip below to hear Rihanna talk new music.
— Rihanna News (@Rihanna2) June 15, 2018