Rihanna told a fan she has ‘lost’ her new album as she continues to tease her legions of followers over the long-awaited release of R9.
The hitmaker, 32, took to Instagram to share a clip of herself in the garden twirling a pair of her new sunglasses from her brand Fenty’s Off Record eyewear range and her fans soon took to the comments section to demand her to drop the record.
When one asked: ‘WHERES THE ALBUM (sic)’, Rihanna replied: ‘I lost it’, and added the shrug emoji.
And when another commented: ‘DON’T DROP THAT ALBUM’, she responded: ‘navy this who to blame right here look. (sic)’
Rihanna, whose fans call themselves The Navy, has not released an album since Anti in 2016, making R9 the longest wait her fans have had for a new record.
Last month, the Bajan star told her fans to stop bothering her about new music while she is ‘trying to save the world’.
The singer and fashion designer donated over $8 million (AUD 12m) to various causes during the COVID-19 pandemic and told fans she is working on philanthropy rather than music right now.
Speaking during an Instagram Live, she told her fans: ‘If one of y’all m———— ask me about the album one more time when I’m tryna save the world, unlike y’all president….on sight.’
Rihanna and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey donated $4.2million (AUD 6.5m) to help domestic violence victims in LA during the pandemic.
The Work singer and her Clara Lionel Foundation joined forces with Jack to send the huge sum to the Mayor’s Fund to ‘address a surge in domestic violence’ in LA during the coronavirus lockdown.
Both the CLF and Jack gave $2.1 million (AUD 3.2m) each and the money will ‘enable the Mayors’ Fund for Los Angeles to provide 10 weeks of support for victims of domestic abuse including shelter, meals and counselling for individuals and their children.’
Meanwhile, Rihanna previously announced her Clara Lionel Foundation is providing $5 million (AUD 7.7m) in grants to people working against COVID-19 on the frontline and she and Jay-Z followed that up with another $1 million (AUD 1.5m) each to fight coronavirus.
The $2million will help to support undocumented workers, imprisoned, elderly and homeless people, and the children of health workers and first responders in both Los Angeles and New York City.