Rihanna is a very busy woman! She runs a beauty business, a lingerie business, and even now a luxury fashion business. Plus she’s living her own actual, personal life, and doing fun things like DMing Nina West and Monique Heart. But increasingly fans have been a bit concerned that she’s left what arguably made her famous behind: where is the music sis?! And that’s a question that Ocean’s Eight costar Sarah Paulson brought to Rih’s front door!
In a new cover story for Interview Magazine, the pair hop on the phone for a quick chat. In the discussion, Rihanna reveals a few things like why her fans (the Navy) are different from other people’s fans. “To be completely honest,” she says, “the thing that makes my fans different from other fans is me.” Which … tea! She also explains that the way she keeps all cylinders on go for so many projects is block scheduling.
“I do fashion one day, lingerie the next, beauty the next, the music the next.” she says. Will have to begin to integrate that sort of set up in my own line-up soon.
But finally, Paulson gets to what we all want to know. “Okay but as a hungry kids, I need a new Rihanna album,” she says. “How much longer do we have to wait?”
“It really does suck that it can’t just come out, because I’m working on a really fun one right now,” Rih responds. She has previously announced that the record will contain dancehall and reggae vibes. “I’m really happy with a lot of the material we have so far, but I am not going to put it out until it’s complete. It makes no sense to rush it, but I want it out. I’ve gotten to the point where I’m like ‘Even if I don’t have the time to shoot videos, I’m going to put an album out.’” Ok … but that’s not an answer!
“”But how much longer do we have to wait?” Paulson, noted hard-hitting journalist, counters.
“I wish I knew,” Rihanna replies. “I have blocked off a solid period of time for the studio next month."
“That sounds like a long time,” Paulson, poet laureate surmises. Celebrities, they are just like us.