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Rihanna Talks New Music, Says She Doesn’t Plan to Collaborate with Drake ‘Anytime Soon’: ‘I Don’t See It Happening’

In a wide-ranging new interview with the New York Times focused on her Fenty luxury fashion line, Rih took a moment and touched on her new music. As expected, Rihanna confirmed that her long-awaited next project will be a reggae album. Check out a few excerpts from the interview:

H: I’m not in the Navy,29 but I am Navy adjacent. So I have to ask some questions I saw floating around the message boards.

RF: O.K. [Laughs.]

JH: Is it true you are doing a reggae album?

RF: Yeah.

JH: You are? O.K., are you collaborating with Lady Gaga?

RF: No.

JH: Oh, they think you’re doing a collaboration with Lady Gaga.

RF: Maybe because she followed me on Instagram. It’s not in the books right now, but I’m not against it.

JH: Are you going to collaborate with Drake again?30

RF: Not anytime soon, I don’t see it happening. Not on this album, that’s for sure.

JH: What is the album called?

RF: Uh, I don’t know yet.

JH: If you don’t know yet, then you probably don’t know when it’s coming out?

RF: I don’t.

JH: Do you have any names under consideration?

RF: No, so far it’s just been R9,31 thanks to the Navy. 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?

JH: It’s this gift to the fans who have been most hungry for it.

RF: That would be cute.

Well…at least we know the album is coming. Eventually. Read the rest of Rih’s interview here.

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