fans began to get impatient. After his last album released in 2016, the global icon of pop, has put an end to several months of waiting, during an interview given to the Magazine, the New York Times : an album of reggae is alive and well in preparation.

For the moment one does not know large-thing of this new project. The singer has even a small idea of the potential title of the album: “R9”. The number ‘ 9 ‘ because this would be just the ninth album recorded by Rihanna. A choice, which she explains with some irony: “I’m going to call it that, because [the fans] haunted me with, “R9, R9, when R9 will he get out?”. How could I accept another name after I have stuffed the skull with [R9]?”

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Exclusive: A first look at #Rihanna’s new fashion line @Fenty, created in partnership with #LVMH. For her next act, the pop star will become the first black woman in charge of a major luxury fashion house in Paris. Here, @badgalriri opens up about what this means to her: “You’re going to be black wherever you go. And I don’t know if it’s unfortunate gold fortunate, because I love being black. So, sorry for those who don’t like it — that’s the first thing you see before you even hear my voice. There are also other factors: I’m young. I’m new to the family. I’m a woman. Those factors do come into play, but I will not apologize for them, and I will not back down from being a woman, from being black, from having year opinion. I’m running a company and that’s exactly what I cam here to do. I don’t know if it makes people uncomfortable or not, goal that’s not even my business, you know? I do know that the reason I’m here is not because I m black. It’s because of what I have to offer. That’s what they’re invested in. And the fact that I’m black is just that: a fact.” Click the link in our bio for Rihanna’s full conversation with the playwright @JeremyOHarris, and to see more exclusive images of her new clothing line. Photographed by @KristinLeeMoolman, styled by @SuzanneKoller, makeup by @lauren.parsons, hair by Yusef (@yusefhairnyc), manicure by Jenny Longworth (@jennynails), set design by Andrew Tomlinson (@tomotattle).

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Drake and Lady Gaga will not be at the appointment

on The side of potential collaborations, only one thing is certain: the singer Drake will not be present on the cover. “This is not planned for the moment. In any case, not for this album, that’s for sure,” replied Rihanna. Having already collaborated on numerous titles like Take Care , What’s My Name or Work , the former companion of the star is not so, for the moment, not in the plans.

Another hope of the fans swept: there will be no song with Lady Gaga. A rumor started from social networks, “may-be because she follows me on Instagram, guess the singer before adding, this is not planned at this time, but I’m not against”.

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