Rihanna Said the Wait for Her New Album "Is Going to be Worth It"

Emily Dixon
Photo credit: Samir Hussein - Getty Images
Photo credit: Samir Hussein - Getty Images

From Marie Claire

  • Rihanna's long-awaited ninth album, known by fans as R9, is still very much in the works, she revealed in an interview with Entertainment Tonight.

  • She assured her fans, "You're not going to be disappointed when it happens. It's going to be worth it."

  • "It's taken this long, I'm gonna make it worth it," Rihanna said.

Everything is going to be alright, Navy members: Rihanna just confirmed her ninth album is still very much on the way, and assured her fans they won't regret the wait. Speaking to Entertainment Tonight, she revealed, "I am always working on music and when I am ready to put it out in the way that I feel fit, it's gonna come out," adding, "And you're not going to be disappointed when it happens. It's going to be worth it."

Rih's been busier than perhaps anybody else in showbusiness in the four years since she dropped Anti, her eighth album (Fenty Beauty! Savage x Fenty! The Fenty maison! Fenty Skin!) As a result, many began to speculate that her music career might have taken a backseat—which, while devastating, would be extremely understandable, considering just how many businesses she's juggling.

It comes as a huge relief to Rih stans, therefore, to hear her confirm that releasing new music is still very much a priority (though it does beg the question: Does Rihanna ever have time to sleep?) But those tempted to flood her mentions and demand the release of R9 should probably reconsider, as she stressed she won't rush to drop the album before it's ready. "I'm not just gonna put it out just because people are waiting," Rihanna said. "It's taken this long, I'm gonna make it worth it."

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