Rihanna on New Album: It’s “Not What You Expect…It’s Completely Different”

Published: Wednesday 22nd Sep 2021 by Sam

Rihanna fans have been thirsty for new music in the five years since she released her last album ‘ANTI.’

And the anticipation has only heightened as the star has used the time between to built her billion-dollar empire around everything but music.

However, at the preview event for her incoming Savage x Fenty Vol 3 show, RiRi opened up like never before about her incoming 9th LP.

And, interestingly, she says, to expect the unexpected.

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Speaking with The Associated Press, the 33-year-old stressed that ‘R9’ – as her Navy have codenamed the set – is “going to be completely different.”

Indeed, she urged supporters to do away with any preconceived notions of what they feel the project may sound like.



It’s fair to say that ‘ANTI’ was “the” project that saw Rih pivot from the annual embrace of whatever sound was “in” and for many serves as her most resonating effort because of that.

With that, as well as her words today, we’re buzzed for what’s coming. Whenever it’s coming.

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  1. sam September 22, 2021

    No shade, just honest opinion. I think when she released albums every year, although generic to what was “in”, she garnered more attention and her music was better sonically speaking. Just my two cents.

    • SHOWSTOPPA ✋ September 22, 2021

      And was!!!!🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽

  2. Hunty Munty September 22, 2021

    So did Ms. Ting scrap her reggae dance hall album bc tbh it’s outdated now and she’s recording a brand new album in a completely different direction? She should’ve released that dance album while it was still hot 2 years ago hunty.

  3. What would Whitney do September 22, 2021

    She’s a tease.. and she’s probably not f****** Travis Scott right. She just a tease..

    • What would Whitney do September 22, 2021

      ASAP Rocky. She’s probably not f****** ASAP Rocky right

      • marilyn monh-O-E (Da Real DIVA 👠) September 22, 2021

        Dumb h o e. Bet you are overdose like Crackney Houston💅🏿 U can’t tell the difference between ASAP rocky & travis Scott

    • Wwwd September 22, 2021

      Sick W****. I can correct a typo you correct sucking glass dic you call crackney Houston.

  4. Ben September 22, 2021

    I think Rihanna knows damn well that “that Rihanna reign” just went away.
    I feel like she peaked and is too afraid to come back into the music scene and would rather enjoy her success in the beauty department.

    • J September 22, 2021

      She’s a motherfuckiing BILLIONAIRE

      The real LEVEL UP

      She honestly doesn’t ever need to release music again and I wouldn’t blame her

    • Clarks0o00ñ September 22, 2021

      U guys said this before she released anti ,especially after 4 5 seconds, American oxygen and bìtch better have my money all tanked.
      U guys said she was afraid of flopping and the BOOM,she released work, a number 1 smash.

      Stop underestimating Rihanna.
      She is a hit maker.

      • Whoops September 22, 2021

        “Work” was her going back to making microwaved hits with a rapper. That was her bread and butter. That clearly wasn’t her original intention when she said she was trying to make “timeless” music and then flopped. She was running back to what she knew best. She WAS afraid of flopping.

      • Clarks0o00ñ September 22, 2021

        “Work” was her going back to making microwaved hits”

        U do what u gotta do to succeed.

        Work was a safe back to basics song but it jumped started her anti era. It gave her a huge number 1 hit.
        Dont forget she gave us kiss it better after work which is her best song till date
        Love and brain also was a hit with no music video

        She will probably start her next era with an island sounding reggae song like work then go from there
        It’s the more logical thing to do.

      • Whoops September 22, 2021

        You can do what you gotta do. That’s fine. But the point is, she did it because she WAS afraid of flopping. If she wasn’t, she would’ve stuck to her guns. But she gave everyone the impression that she was going to leave the disposable singles behind and take a different approach, and as soon as she was met with problems, she immediately resorted back to it. I don’t think Kiss It Better is anywhere near being her best song to date, but that’s your opinion. I did also think she would do reggae or dancehall but now that she says it’s “different”, Who knows.

  5. J September 22, 2021

    I’ll never forget the moment her and Teairra Mari dropped, I loved Teairra and knew FOR SURE Rihanna was a flash in the pan…

    Damn was I wrong 😂 She is a testament of hard work and faith

  6. marilyn monh-O-E (Da Real DIVA 👠) September 22, 2021

    Trash 🗑 no one is looking forward to her long delayed album like flopmami’s never came debut 💅🏿

  7. Wwwd September 22, 2021

    I can correct a typo. U need to correct sucking on a glass dic you named crackney Houston.

  8. Julia September 22, 2021

    Girl, keep it. It’s been 5 years. Stick to those dollar store lipgloss and Shein panty sets.

  9. UHoesFunny September 22, 2021

    Maybe Camicky needs to “pivot” because all that piñata music she’s been making does NOT seem to be taking off… 🥴 It’s nice to count your blessings, but damn gurl…you gonna rely on Havana forever?!! 🤣🤣 Time to move forward.

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