While fans still have no date to cling to, it’s another promising update from the Fenty Beauty founder, who has jokingly brushed off fans and their requests in the five years since the release of her ANTI project.
“You’re not going to expect what you hear,” she said. “That’s — just put that in your mind. Like, whatever you know of Rihanna is not going to be what you hear. I’m really experimenting and music is like fashion — you should be able to play. I should be able to wear whatever I want and I treat music the same way. So, I’m having fun and it’s going to be completely different.”
In the meantime, Rihanna has been keeping busy with other ventures, including her Savage x Fenty brand, which debuted its new collection during a fashion show back in September. She was also honored with the designation as Barbados’ National Hero.
“The people. Y’all are the true heroes of Barbados, and I take y’all with me wherever I go. I’m so proud to be a Bajan. I’m gonna be a Bajan ‘til the day I die. This is still the only place I’ve ever called home,” she said during her acceptance speech.
“I love Barbados. I love you guys. And I pray that the youth continue to push Barbados forward. I’m so proud of you, Prime Minister Mia Mottley. Thank you so much for honoring me in this way. I have traveled the world and received several awards and recognitions, but nothing, nothing compares to being recognized in the soil in that you grew in. I thank you so much for this.”