Rihanna has officially proved that she's good at everything. The 31-year-old singer became famous because of her music but has since taken a hiatus to work on her makeup company, Fenty Beauty. She has also launched a gender-inclusive, size-inclusive lingerie company, Savage x Fenty. In fact, inclusivity seems to be the trademark of Rihanna's brand. Fenty Beauty has gained global recognition for being a makeup brand with something for every makeup wearer.
Rihanna's success is so widespread, she has now become the first woman to ever create a brand under the luxury goods conglomerate LVMH. But fans are now asking the business mogul to return to her original talent: music. Rihanna's fans, nicknamed the "Rihanna Navy," even have a name for her next album: R9.
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In an interview with The New York Times' T Style section, Rihanna confirmed that her next project will be a reggae album. Rumors of Rihanna's collaboration with Lady Gaga circulated the internet after Gaga began following Rihanna on Instagram. Rihanna denied these rumors but said she's open to it. “It’s not in the books right now, but I’m not against it,” she said.
While Rihanna was open to the idea of working with Lady Gaga, she quickly shut down any rumors of a collaboration with her once-on-and-off fling, Drake. “Not on this album, that’s for sure,” she said, before adding: “Not anytime soon, I don’t see it happening.”
While Rihanna shut down the rumors quickly, Drake sounds not only open to the idea of a collaboration but still emotionally attached to her. “She’s someone I’ve been in love with since I was 22 years old,” the rapper said in 2016. “She’s one of my best friends in the world. She’s a living breathing legend in our industry.”
While Drake will most likely not appear on Rihanna's next album, it will no doubt be a success. We can all wear our Fenty makeup, slip on our Savage x Fenty lingerie and listen to her new album when it comes out, celebrating all of the accomplishments of Rihanna's creative scope.