WHERE IS R8? That is the question Rihanna fans (a.k.a. everyone) have been asking themselves all summer as the highly anticipated next studio album awaits a release date. It's been THREE years since the singer released 2012's Unapologetic, and everyone has been on edge for her eighth studio album since she dropped her single "Bitch Better Have My Money" back in March tagged with the elusive #R8. That glimmer of hope has been dwindling all year as weeks have gone by without a release date in sight. While she undoubtedly could pull a Beyoncé and surprise drop the album on us all, fans are growing increasingly impatient, blaming anything or anyone they can. The latest reason? Travi$ Scott.
Rumor has it the two have been dating since working on her new album together (with a clip of a demo of their speculated collaborative track "Tourist" leaking online). The rapper has been out getting cozy with our girl all over New York City this week from hitting all three nights of his show at the Gramercy Theatre to dinners at NYC hotspots The Spotted Pig and La Esquina to his private party at Up&Down Club. Last night, the two showed no shyness in being all over each other at the New York Fashion Week Block Party as they chatted with Justin Timberlake.
Fortunately for us, the pent up frustration of the fans has resulted in some tweets that are making us LOL and helping to ease our pain even though ALL WE WANT IS TO HOLD R8 LIKE YOU'RE HOLDING RODEO. Please stop depriving us.