The Navy is growing impatient.
On Tuesday afternoon, Rihanna went to social media to promote her Savage x Fenty presentation at New York Fashion Week on Wednesday. The multi-hyphenate dropped a 44-second video that underscored the collection’s message of female empowerment.
Rihanna encouraged her followers to livestream the event on her official YouTube account, and confirmed the collection would be available online soon after the show. Though many fans were quick to congratulate the singer on the big day, many others were more concerned with her upcoming album.
RiRi attempted to put the Navy at ease, insisting new tunes would drop … once they’re ready.
“I know, I know sis. I'm doing music,” she replied to a fan. “Simultaneously doing lingerie, makeup, film, amongst a couple other things that I enjoy. When the music is ready, you won't have to ask for it. But it's coming. Just not today sis. I’m hype too tho, it can't come soon enough for me. #Navy4Life.”
Rihanna’s last full-length project, Anti, arrived more than two years ago. Since then, fans have been holding their collective breath for any clues about what the artist has in store next. Anonymous sources recently told Rolling Stone that Rihanna and Roc Nation are planning to release a 10-track dancehall album with potential contributions by Ricky Blaze, R. City, and reggae singer Chronixx.
“[Rihanna’s team] have, no lie, 500 records for this project [from] different producers and writers,” an anonymous producer told the publication. “They’re only choosing 10 records. They’ve been having writing camps and trying to keep them quiet for almost a year and a half now. I’ve been flying to Miami, flying to L.A., cutting records nonstop for this project.”
Stay tuned as more information about Rihanna’s next album comes through.