Rihanna is giving the Navy a taste of its own medicine.
During the Friday night launch event for her Fenty 2-20 collection in NYC, RiRi was asked—for the millionth time—when we could expect her long-awaited ninth studio album. The 31-year-old artist remained tight-lipped, of course, and admitted she enjoyed taunting her fans by keeping them in the dark.
"Dot. Dot. Dot. To be continued," she told Entertainment Tonight when asked about an album release date. "I like to antagonize my fans a little bit. Well, they antagonize me, too! So, they get it right back."
Rihanna hasn't released a proper project since 2016's Anti. Since then, her fans have relentlessly questioned her about new music, flooding her comments section with messages like, "Where's the album?" and "New music, please." Rihanna is clearly over it, as she has responded to some of the comments with some mild shade:
Rihanna was expected to drop her reggae-inspired album by the end of 2019. At this point, it's unclear if 2020 will be the big year.
Earlier in the ET interview, Rihanna opened up about the tragic death of Kobe Bryant, who was recently killed in a helicopter crash along with his daughter, Gianna, and seven others.
"Every time—even when I see a helicopter, it's just like, a lot," Rihanna said. "As an entertainer, we travel so much ... in your mind, it could've been any of us. So my heart breaks and my heart goes out to Vanessa Bryant, the entire Bryant family, and all the families that lost people that day. It's a tragedy and it's something that I don't think the world will truly get over."