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PopUps: In New Interview, Rihanna Confrims Reggae Album, Not Working with Gaga

Monday May 20, 2019
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It's been over three years since Rihanna has released new music. Her eight album "Anti" dropped back in 2016 and the Navy has been desperate for new tunes from the pop icon.

Though Rihanna has been focused on launching her fashion and makeup brands, the singer revealed in a new interview with the New York Times Style Magazine that she is indeed working on new music and confirmed that her ninth album will be a reggae album.

"Is it true you are doing a reggae album?" actor and playwright Jeremy O. Harris asked for The New York Times.

"Yeah," she responded.

Harris also mentioned that fans are speculating Rihanna is collaborating with Lady Gaga for her new album but the "Rude Boy" singer shot down the rumor.

"No...Maybe because she followed me on Instagram. It's not on the books right now, but I'm not against it," Rihanna said.

Harris then asked if she's teaming up with Drake again. The duo, who have been romantically linked and reportedly had a falling out, have worked together a number of times in the past, including hits "Work," "What's My Name," and "Take Care."

"Not anytime soon, I don't see it happening," she told the publication. "Not on this album, that's for sure."

Rihanna also said she doesn't know the name of her new album nor does she know when it will be coming out. When asked if she has any ideas for album titles picked out she said no, except for "R9" — as in Rihanna 9 (her ninth album). That's what the Navy has labeled the project over the years.

"I'm about to call it that probably, 'cause they have haunted me with this 'R9, R9, when is R9 coming out?' How will I accept another name after that's been burned into my skull?" she said.

Most of the interview concerned with Rihanna's work in fashion and makeup. Click here to read the full profile.

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