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Rihanna FINALLY Gives An Update On Her Album!
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While the RihNavy impatiently waits for Rihanna to release her next album, she has been making some of the biggest moves of her career!
Just last week, she confirmed one of the biggest announcements in the fashion world this year when she became the the first black woman to launch a luxury fashion brand with her LVMH line simply named Fenty.
Today (May 20), she opens up about that decision as she graces T Magazine's first digital cover.
"I’ve been slowly evolving throughout the fashion world," she said about her decision. "First wearing it, buying it, being recognized for my style and then collaborating with brands. I never just wanted to put my name on something and sell my license. I’m very hands-on, so I wanted to take it slowly and gain respect as a designer. I already had a relationship with them after the Versailles campaign and the makeup line, so they extended the offer to me and it was a no-brainer because LVMH is a machine. Bernard Arnault was so enthusiastic; he trusted me and my vision."
For those wondering where the album is though, it still might be some more time before we get the long awaited ninth album.
JH: Is it true you are doing a reggae album?
JH: Are you going to collaborate with Drake again?
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?
Read the entire conversastion on T Magazine as she breaks down the entire process behind her decision to go with LVMH, and what's next for the mogul!
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“I’ve been slowly evolving throughout the fashion world,” says #Rihanna. “First wearing it, buying it, being recognized for my style and then collaborating with brands. I never just wanted to put my name on something and sell my license. I’m very hands-on, so I wanted to take it slowly and gain respect as a designer.” Click the link in our bio for a first look at @badgalriri's new fashion line @Fenty, created in partnership with #LVMH, and to read her full interview with the playwright @JeremyOHarris. Photographed by @KristinLeeMoolman, styled by @SuzanneKoller, makeup by @lauren.parsons, hair by Yusef (@yusefhairnyc), manicure by Jenny Longworth (@jennynails), set design by Andrew Tomlinson (@tomotattle).