Posted by:Big Brother
It’s official. Rihanna’s found love and we couldn’t be happier, and not just because this might translate to new music in the future but because everyone deserves a little love in their life.
Our favourite unapologetic bad girl opened up about her love life and flourishing career as both a musician and business woman in a sit down with her Ocean 8’s co star Sarah Paulson for Interview Magazine.
When asked about the special man in her life and how she manages to balance it all, this is what the 31 year old Barbadian singer, businesswoman, fashion designer, and actress had to say about it,
“I got into a new relationship, and it matters to me. It was like, “I need to make time for this.” Just like I nurture my businesses, I need to nurture this as well. I’ll shut things down for two days, three days at a time. On my calendar we now have the infamous “P,” which means personal days. This is a new thing.”
Pictured above: Earlier this month, the pop star-turned-makeup mogul and her beau were photographed cuddling, smiling and laughing during a lunch date at Lo Scoglio in Nerano, Italy, a province of Naples.
Rihanna and Jameel were first linked in June 2017, when they were spotted kissing and grabbing coffee while on holiday in Spain. Save for a few outings — from London and Boston to New York City — the couple have largely kept their jet set romance under wraps for the past two years. However, they stepped out for an L.A. Lakers game on Feb. 21, where they were all smiles while celebrating her birthday.
Though Rihanna again stayed vague when discussing marriage (“Only God knows that, girl. We plan and God laughs, right?”) the nine-time Grammy winner confessed that parenthood was hopefully on the horizon, telling Paulson that she wanted to be a mother “more than anything in life.”
When asked about her next album, Rihanna was unable to offer a timeline for her fans as she’s juggling a lot at the moment and therefore can’t push out new music as fast as she could before.
“I used to be in the studio, only the studio, for three months straight, and an album would come out. Now, it’s like a carousel. I do fashion one day, lingerie the next, beauty the next, then music the next. It’s like having a bunch of kids and you need to take care of them all.”
Damn Rih! Sis needs to change her name to Robyn “I can do it all” Fenty.
Rihanna has been hailed as a fashion powerhouse and a beauty mogul. She’s also a chart-topping music icon- something her fans are always quick to remind her when she “forgets” including Paulson who took one for the team and asked Rihanna for new music.
“Okay, but as a hungry kid, I need a new Rihanna album. How much longer do we have to wait?”
Rihanna confirmed that she is working on a “really fun” album at the moment and that she has blocked off a solid period of time for the studio next month.
“I’m really happy with a lot of the material we have so far, but I am not going to put it out until it’s complete. It makes no sense to rush it, but I want it out. I’ve gotten to the point where I’m like, “Even if I don’t have the time to shoot videos, I’m going to put an album out.”
Well there you have it folks, we can all stop trolling Rihanna about new music because she finally got the memo.
So here’s what we know so far. In a recent interview for T Magazine, Rihanna confirmed that her ninth album will soon be taking over our playlists. Staying true to her Caribbean roots, it will be her first reggae album with “R9” as a working title. “So far it’s just been R9, thanks to the Navy. I’m about to call it that probably, ’cause they have haunted me with this “R9, R9, when is R9 coming out?” How will I accept another name after that’s been burned into my skull?”, she added.
If there’s one thing Rihanna could give away it’s that she definitely won’t be collaborating with Drake this time, “I don’t see it happening. Not on this album, that’s for sure.” As for collaborating with Lady Gaga, she said it’s possible, “because she followed me on Instagram. It’s not in the books right now, but I’m not against it.”
And yes, she did directly address her fans’ eagerness for a new album and the fact that they’re not even the slightest bit skittish about informing her of their impatience.
We just want the bops Rih!
There’s no release date at the moment, but I’m sure Rihanna will come up with a trolling way to announce that, as well. Or she could pull a Beyoncé and surprise us with an overnight drop of her new work. Either way as a proud member of the Navy (I mean, who isn’t?), I’m just happy that our girl Rih is out here living her best life, unapologetically and I cannot wait for whatever she decides to bless us with!