LOS ANGELES — Rihanna may be preoccupied with promoting her successful lingerie line, but she hasn’t forgotten about her next album.
The Grammy Award winner is simply taking her time to “explore.” She claims that her new song will be very different from her past works.
“You’re not going to believe what you’re about to hear. Just keep that in mind,” Rihanna stated recently before the recording of her “Savage X Fenty Show Vol. 3,” which will premiere on Amazon Prime Video on Friday.
The pop star’s critically praised eighth album, “ANTI,” was published five years ago and featured songs including “Work,” “Love on the Brain,” and “Needed.” Rihanna announced last year that she has begun recording new music and was having ” lots of writing camps.”
“Whatever you think you know about Rihanna isn’t going to be what you hear,” claimed the singer, who has won nine Grammys in R&B, dance, and rap categories. “I’m doing a lot of experimentation right now. Music is similar to fashion. You should be able to participate in the game. I should be able to dress how I choose. I’m the same way when it comes to music. So I’m having a good time and it’ll be entirely different.”
Rihanna hasn’t set a date for the release of her new album, but music is a big part of her Savage X Fenty event. It will be held for the third year in a row and will include an all-star lineup of models, actresses, and entertainers to promote her fashion line’s newest collection of designs.
Nas, Ricky Martin, Jasmine Sullivan, Daddy Yankee, and Normani will all perform on the show, which was taped in downtown Los Angeles. Special guests include Adriana Lima, Gigi Hadid, Vanessa Hudgens, Erykah Badu, Alek Wek, and Jeremy Pope.
She blushed and then moved on, saying, “The catsuits, the crotchless.” “All the bras that make my boobies sit up since I’m 33 now,” she says. They aren’t in the same place they used to be. I can’t wait to see my pieces on the talent, and to see them on so many various body types and forms because that’s what makes the works come to life.”
Rihanna’s fashion business has already taken the effort to become a champion of inclusiveness. She wants to continue to empower guys of all shapes, colors and sizes in the same way that her collection has uplifted women.
“In the world of lingerie, loungewear, boxers, and briefs, there is always a specific figure that represents men….” We’ll have males of all shapes and sizes, as well as men of all ethnicities. We’ll make males feel included, too, since I believe men have fallen behind on the inclusion curve.”