With Rihanna confirming plans for her ninth studio LP earlier in 2019, the Navy is stalking RiRi's every move. The 31-year-old sat down with the Times' T Magazine for an interview conducted by playwright Jeremy O. Harris in London, which touched on her trailblazing Fenty collaboration with LVMH, the highly anticipated forthcoming album, and much more.
The multi-hyphenate says she remains hard at work on a reggae album, which remains without a release date, and admitted to be leaning toward R9 for the project's title, since that's all she hears from fans. "So far it’s just been R9, thanks to the Navy," Rihanna stated. "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?"
RiRi would then go on to debunk a few internet forum rumors regarding possible star-studded collaborations on the horizon. There isn't anything finished with Lady Gaga, but she wouldn't rule something out for the future. "Maybe because she followed me on Instagram. It’s not in the books right now, but I’m not against it," she said.