New year, new Rihanna album? Fans wasted no time asking when she shared some new photos and a New Year’s resolution on Instagram.
But nagging her for an update on what would be the singer’s ninth studio album didn’t get them very far.
“new year’s resolution: apply the pressure,” Rihanna captioned her first post of 2021, a set of snapshots of a fierce New Year’s pose.
“Resolution should be releasing the album,” one fan wrote about R9 in the comments — which didn’t seem to amuse Rihanna.
“this comment is sooo 2019. grow up,” Rihanna retorted. The superstar later added, “2021 energy.”
Stylist Jahleel Weaver sprinkled in a comment on the subject, too: “Speaking of pressure, it’s the album for me.”
“ph— u,” Rihanna quipped.
In the fall, she gave a little insight into her views on her next project, whenever that might be happening: “You do pop, you did this genre, you do that, you do radio, but now it’s just like, what makes me happy?” she said. “I just want to have fun with music. Everything is so heavy. The world that we live in is a lot. It’s overwhelming every single day. And with the music, I’m using that as my outlet.”
See her new photos and the Jan. 1 comment thread on Instagram.