Rihanna’s much-awaited “R9” does not have a release date. Rihanna doesn’t have any answers – for fans or Sarah Paulson
It has been a long three and a half years since Rihanna came out with her last album “Anti” came out and fans are eagerly waiting for the next one. Rihanna’s fans and critiques alike have the same question, “Where’s R9?”
Rihanna finally addressed the question in a chat with Ocean’s 8 co-star Sarah Paulson, for the summer issue of Interview magazine.
“It really does suck that it can’t just come out because I’m working on a really fun one right now,” The Interview cover star told Sarah Paulson who also inquired about the album’s release date. “I’m really happy with a lot of the material we have so far, but I am not going to put it out until it’s complete. It makes no sense to rush it, but I want it out.” Rihanna was quoted saying.
Rihanna wants her album out, as she clearly stated, even with juggling her role as CEO of her cosmetic empire, her lingere and her recently launched FENTY luxury label. “I’ve gotten to the point where I’m like, ‘Even if I don’t have the time to shoot videos, I’m going to put an album out,’” she said during her interview.
Rihanna blamed the delay on her lack of sleep pattern. “It’s the reason why an album isn’t being spat out like it used to,” she told Sarah Paulson. “I used to be in the studio, only the studio, for three months straight, and an album would come out. Now, it’s like a carousel. I do fashion one day, lingerie the next, beauty the next, then music the next. It’s like having a bunch of kids and you need to take care of them all.”