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Rihanna fans losing their minds waiting for R9 album to drop in final hours of 2019


Sooo, where’s the album sis? (Picture: WireImage)

There’s nothing that Rihanna fans want more than for the pop star to release her long-awaited, ever-elusive ninth studio album before the clock strikes midnight on 2019.

Anticipation is building for Rihanna’s tentatively-titled album R9, which she previously said would be released in 2019 but has never given a specific release date.

Still, fans are confident it will arrive before the end of the year – and the decade.

Their hope was fuelled this week when RiRi’s label Def Jam dropped a major hint that R9 was imminent when they shared a photo of the singer making the Roc Nation symbol – holding her hands up in a diamond shape.

Now, the Navy is done with the teasers and ready for the real thing.

‘Rihanna literally has 24 hours to drop her album or otherwise, WW3 is starting,’ one Twitter user predicted.

A particularly anxious fan admitted: ‘I’m scared to leave the house or do anything of substance in case Rihanna drops an album, sick of it.’

‘I need Rihanna’s reggae album like I need air,’ one stated.

One Rihanna fan threatened to give up their RiRi fandom badge in 2020, declaring: ‘1 day left of being a Rihanna stan.’

And giving the singer some motivation, another suggested: ‘Honestly….. if Rihanna drops the album it’s the only way to rival the surprise Bey drop.

‘Literally teasing us “2019” then dropping it at the last damn minute of the year….. I’d abandon my entire NYE party playlist.’

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Rihanna album

Rihanna album

Rihanna album

Rihanna album

Just a few days ago, Rihanna fuelled anticipation when she hinted the reggae-inspired album was already complete.

She posted footage of a dog dancing to music with the caption: ‘Update: me listening to R9 by myself and refusing to release it.’

RiRi has dropped random teasers about the album over the past year and told Sarah Paulson for Interview magazine: ‘It really does suck that it can’t just come out because I’m working on a really fun one right now.

‘I’m really happy with a lot of the material.’

But perhaps we should cut our girl some slack as she recently admitted the struggle to keep up with all her work commitments and personal life.

‘To all my friends/family/coworkers who I have yet to get back to in the past months…please forgive me. This year has been quite an overwhelming one, and I’m working on that ish called Balance. Brb,’ RiRi said.

R9 for 2020?



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