*Rihanna has given her loyal fans — dubbed The Navy — an update on the status of hotly anticipated new album.
During the virtual launch party of her new Fenty Skin line on July 30, the singer teased that she’ll be dropping new music sooner than expected, and promises it will be worth the wait.
“I love making music, so I never neglect it. I always get to it and get back to it,” she told Access Hollywood in a video interview. “But there’s other things on the carousel now, so I have to pay attention to everything and stay on top of everything. I’m just that way, and music sometimes takes a hit naturally because these other things are crucial in terms of timelines and production, and there’s so much that people will never understand that goes on behind the scenes.”
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— Rihanna (@rihanna) July 18, 2020
She continued: “Music is still my first love, so I can’t wait to put something out that I’m really proud of and excited about. It is probably gonna be sooner than my fans think, but I’m just gonna leave that alone…. I got enough stress and questions and ‘R9, where’s the album?’ comments. They don’t leave me alone, but I haven’t neglected them. I still gotchu, music is still my baby.”
Scroll up and hear/watch her tell it via the YouTube clip above.
Fans have been demanding new music since her last studio album 2016’s ANTI. She has since stayed busy with her cosmetics and fashion empire: the Fenty Beauty line, her Savage x Fenty lingerie collection and her Fenty fashion brand.
“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,” she shared with Entertainment Tonight in a video interview.
RiRi launched FentySkin.com last month, a genderless, all-inclusive skincare line.
“Fenty Skin is my vision of the new culture of skincare—I wanted to create amazing products that really work, that are easy to use, and everyone can apply it,” Rihanna said.
Fenty Skin is in partnership with Kendo Brands and “encompasses the basics of a full skincare routine,” per Forbes.
“I wanted it to feel approachable, easy, and to take the pressure off choosing a routine, so I created one for everyone,” Rihanna has said.