Rihanna Reveals Status Of ‘R9’ Album

Published: Sunday 22nd Dec 2019 by Sam

Rihanna fans have been waiting with bated breath for the star’s long-awaited album, which has been codenamed ‘R9.’

Indeed, all year they’ve lapped up even the smallest morsel of news about the project; a set the Bajan belle has been working on alongside her ever-growing list of non-musical ventures (see: Fenty…everything).

And yet, with just days remaining before 2020…there’s no album.

With the masses looking to Rih for an update on the follow-up to 2016’s ‘ANTI,’ the diva has offered up tea of sorts.

See what we mean below…

Taking to Instagram, she posted the following with the caption:

“update: me listening to R9 by myself and refusing to release it”

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update: me listening to R9 by myself and refusing to release it

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Here’s hoping the humor is in actuality a hint.

Because, say what folk will about Ms. Fenty, her eras do make for a fun-filled ride.

That said, we’re keen to hear whether you feel the time she’s taking is helping build hype or evaporate it. What are…

Your thoughts?

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  1. And I … Oop! December 22, 2019

    2020 Bishes‼️

  2. Ugghh December 22, 2019

    She never disappoints. There is no need to release it this year. Early 2020 is right on time

  3. Fanciest BISH December 22, 2019

    Imagine how tired we are, imagine that..

    This break has me more thirsty than the one before R8… then we had a soundtrack and 3 “buzz” singles, first quarter 2020 I hope.

  4. S.U.P.E.R.S.T.A.R.!. December 22, 2019


  5. Shayla Queen December 22, 2019

    Troll them, Rih! They don’t deserve your new music! All they do is harass and pressure you like they are owed ANYTHING while you’re living your life and securing your future bag!

  6. Tyty December 22, 2019

    She will release it now she is single again lol heartbreak giving us what we been waiting for. ?

    • Ugghh December 22, 2019

      She isn’t single…that’s you sweetie. Delusion is a bîtch, ain’t it?

      • Tyty December 22, 2019

        Yeah because a person in a relationship parades around with a rapper for 2 weeks straight.. she was in s*** fish with ASAP Rocky and there weren’t platonic so I suggest you stop being delusional. Not that your broke ass could afford or know what s*** fish is.

  7. High Price December 22, 2019

    Lmao! I’m loving the tease Rih! ?? Can’t wait. At least we know for sure it’s in the WORKS.

  8. JOHNVIDAL December 22, 2019

    Diva? LMAO WE´re not talking about Mariah Carey or Whitney Houston baby.

  9. Clarks0oñ December 22, 2019

    How will normani survive in 2020.

    Everybody is coming in 2020, from Rihanna, to gaga, to the weeknd, to Justin bieber.

    Now the media is trying to paint normani as a victim. Smh
    Sympathy can only get u so far.
    Playing the victim can only get u so far.

    Everybody realising this gurl cant sing or write a hit song.

    U guys thought by knocking Camila off, normani will take her spot, bìtch it doesn’t work like that. U have to have talent to take the number one spot, normani doesnt have that

    • Nicky December 22, 2019


      Camicky is DONE. The controversy just cancelled her. Poor ticket sales in the states per HDD report ???????

      Normani has new spots coming in 2020 . If Rihanna puts Normani on album like she did Sza , this will seal Camickys fate.


      Camicky’s Karma with her 6 flops and poor ticket sales are coming hard in 2020

      • Shayla Queen December 22, 2019

        Normani just isn’t going anywhere. Ever. Periodt.

  10. Diabetes Unbothered December 22, 2019

    It took Rih SCHEDULED 8 Albums just to sell 30 million. Bey did that with her first 4. At this rate rih will never see 40 million esp with Bee Season just around the corner ?

    Rih was far more interesting when she released unbalanced plotless hit/miss albums Annually

    • xedos December 22, 2019

      But rihanna own all the masters to her music unlike Beyonce. So who’s making more money
      off their music

      • Diabetes Unbothered December 22, 2019

        Idk what gave RiH SCHEDULE the leverage to own masters when she doesn’t write or produce lyrics/music. But either way Anti was a FLOP album Flop Tour and won 0 Grammys nor was it nominated for AOY ? i suggest early Rihtirement

    • Shayla Queen December 22, 2019

      Are you saying BéyondFAKE DOES write and produce? Oh, the irony of your comment ???

    • Jay Alford December 24, 2019

      What happened to just enjoying the music being presented and not worrying about how it charts? At the end of the day, whether it charts or not doesn’t harm you. The money isn’t going into your pockets, the awards aren’t going on your shelves, the record labels aren’t harassing you about getting a hit. Whether an album charts at #1 or #150, does that take away from the quality of the music overall? Do YOU enjoy the music? That’s all that matters. Damn.

  11. I love big black c** December 22, 2019

    The production process for R9 is a Hot Mess. The album direction is really confusing, she just afraid of becoming a flop. It’s ok gurl flop once and flop twice and u will get used to it.

    • Meme December 22, 2019

      How is the process a hot mess? Rihanna gave y’all a date and told you anything of the process so I’m curious to know how you draw that conclusion. Also I would like to know how the direction is confusing when the only thing she said was that it is a reggae album. That’s confusing about that?

      • I love big black c** December 22, 2019

        She did talk about it’s gonna be double albums, one is pop other one is experimental and then she changed to make a reggae album. I remember she said it’s coming in 2019, then nothing happened. Hopefully she doesn’t end up like Xtina. Talk that talk. U know the long gap between albums can kill their careers.

    • xedos December 22, 2019

      So i’m guessing you heard the album already. you sound stupid. Rihanna can do what she wants. she has her own label own the masters to her music she has no one to please but herself

  12. Rashad December 22, 2019

    Say what you want about her vocals or stage presence the fact of the matter is she’s never made a bad album. She’s consistently delivered bop after bop

    • I love big black c** December 22, 2019

      In my opinion. Her debut album is her weakest effort to date and anti is more artistic, more experimental sounds but not In commercial way.

  13. Ropeburn December 22, 2019

    She finna drive her fans crazy with this. Lord knows they ain’t used to having to wait patiently for an album.

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