Rihanna's Says Her New Album Can Wait — She's Busy "Saving the World"
It's been four years since 2016's Anti, so Rihanna's fans are understandably thirsty for more material, especially since the singer has been teasing the release of her new album for months (teasing being the key word, since many of her announcements have actually been for her lingerie line, Savage X Fenty, and fashion range, Fenty). But while we're all self-isolating and waiting out the coronavirus pandemic, we shouldn't expect the drop anytime soon.
According to Page Six, Rihanna snapped at fans who kept asking her about the forthcoming album. During the Instagram Live session, viewers were insistent about getting more information when Rihanna stopped everything and set the record straight: she's busy right now doing everything she can to slow the spread of COVID-19 and taking a jab at the president of the United States. In true Rihanna fashion, she didn't hold back.
"If one of y'all motherfuckers ask me about the album one more time when I'm tryna save the world, unlike y'all president ... on sight!" she said.
Fans may already know what she's done, but for anyone wondering, Rihanna has donated $5 million for global coronavirus relief through the Clara Lionel Foundation in addition to pledging another $1 million with Jay-Z that went to Los Angeles and New York.
If that wasn't enough, she also teamed up with Twitter's Jack Dorsey to address anyone having to cope with domestic violence during the quarantine. Their $4.2 million donation will "provide 10 weeks of support including shelter, meals, and counseling for individuals and their children suffering from domestic violence at a time when shelters are full and incidents are on the rise," according to a press release. Saving the world is taking precedent over music and as much as fans need some new tunes to get them through this pandemic, it looks like Rihanna's focusing on what matters to her.