Rihanna Coming Out with New Music

Rihanna fans starving for new music now at least have an idea what’s going to be on the menu.

Rihanna told the New York Times T Magazine that she’s working on a reggae album. She doesn’t have a release date in mind yet, but she’s thinking about an album title inspired by the Rihanna Navy — R9. That’s the shorthand superfans have used when wondering when RiRi’s ninth studio album would emerge.

She spoke on potential collaborators, saying that while she has not cut a track with Lady Gaga, it’s still a possibility. But she has definitely ruled out any Drake collaboration for the next album.

She also seems open to putting together a greatest hits collection. “I’m sure if I put all my favorite songs together, it would be a really sick album.”

Hot Takes:

  • Lately, Rihanna has the Midas touch. Whoever she works with or whatever she works on turns to gold.
  • A greatest hits album is a great idea.
  • She’s going back to her roots.
  • Rihanna’s so busy with her fashion deals, fragrances, acting and everything else — we couldn’t blame her if she wasn’t able to make time for the studio. But it doesn’t mean we wouldn’t be disappointed.
  • Let’s not hold our breath. We still don’t know when this is dropping.