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Rihanna Addresses New Album Release During Instagram Live

She's a little busy right now you guys.

The world has been (impatiently) waiting for Rihanna’s new album to drop for what feels like forever. There’s been a few hints that the Grammy Award winner’s ninth studio album would be released this year, but current circumstances have thrown everything (including a potential album release) into disarray. And Rihanna isn’t here for your questions.

On Friday night, RiRi hosted her first Fenty Social Club, which featured a lineup of performers including Lil Uzi Vert and Octavian, to fete the launch of her new faux leather capsule collection for her eponymous clothing line. Popping up during Lil Uzi’s set, Rihanna addressed her fans on album rumours saying, “If one of y’all motherf***ers ask me about the album one more time when I’m trying to save the world, unlike y’all president.”

Rihanna has indeed been serious in her efforts to help those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Her foundation, the Clara Lionel Foundation, pledged $5 million to global coronavirus relief efforts, and she also donated $2.1 million with Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey to help men, women and children seeking shelter to avoid domestic violence at this time.

Over the weekend, Rihanna was also recognized for her efforts in the fashion industry – specifically the aforementioned faux leather collection. PETA awarded the Fenty designer the Compassion in Fashion award for her latest work, writing on its website, “PETA recognizes and thanks Rihanna for making her new Fenty capsule collection completely leather-free, showing off chic and cruelty-free vegan clothing that is both animal-friendly and better for the planet.”

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