'I don't have any updates': Rihanna opens up about releasing new music after pregnancy announcement
GLENDALE, ARIZONA: Rihanna shocked the world by revealing that she is pregnant for the second time with her rapper partner A$AP Rocky during her Super Bowl halftime show. However, her loyal fans were hoping for a surprise album announcement instead. While the admirers of the 'Work' singer cheered for her at the time, many were still hoping to hear an update on when she would be releasing new music. Thus, when the pop sensation sat down for an interview after her internet-breaking performance, she addressed the possibility of putting out new songs.
Speaking to Good Morning America's Michael Strahan ahead of her halftime show on Sunday, February 12, Rihanna, who has released just one new track in the last six-and-a-half years, opened up about the significant pressure from her fans to release a new album. "[The fans want] more," she admitted to Strahan. "They are waiting. I'm excited to actually put new music out but I don't have any updates for you on that yet," the 'Diamonds' hitmaker summed up. Rihanna has released no songs for nearly a decade except for the hit ballad 'Lift Me Up' she created for the Black Panther: Wakanda Forever soundtrack. The song earned an Oscar nomination which led to speculation that the Grammy award winner was finally set to return to the music industry. However, it appears that she will be taking another hiatus.
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.@rihanna to @michaelstrahan: “I’m excited to actually put new music out, but I don't have any updates for you on that yet.”— Good Morning America (@GMA) February 13, 2023
Watch their full interview: https://t.co/SizDzijMVI#SBLVII pic.twitter.com/Yv8uXun11v
'Of course you don't'
Reacting to Rihanna's latest interview, her massive fan following expressed how they are not even "shocked." A fan tweeted, "Don’t bother girl," while another added, "Rolling my eyes out loud." Another upset fan wrote, "10 years without new music is crazy. And unfair to fans." A tweet read, "Of course, you don't." A fan pointed out, "She came from a pregnancy break to announce that she’s taking another pregnancy break." Beauty Guru Patrick Star also chimed in and wrote, "So, Rihanna is pregnant which means we’ll never get new music." Another fan reacted, "Everyone: #Rihanna is either dropping new Fenty products or new music Rihanna:"
Me: Pretending to be shocked pic.twitter.com/HgEgieYfVn— take (@takeshots25) February 13, 2023
Don’t bother girl.— Liz (@Housekat43) February 13, 2023
rolling my eyes out loud— 💘 (@summerdee_57) February 13, 2023
10 years without new music is crazy. And unfair to fans— mothotlhapi🧜🏿♀️ (@_MoonTribe) February 13, 2023
Of course you don't. pic.twitter.com/ngw0Zpg2B7— LO. 👸🏾 (@LOtheOG) February 13, 2023
she came from a pregnancy break to announce that she’s taking another pregnancy break— Maxon Samir (@apenasmaxon) February 13, 2023
So, Rihanna is pregnant which means we’ll never get new music pic.twitter.com/uPPkuvah3M— PATRICKSTARRR (@patrickstarrr) February 13, 2023
Everyone: #Rihanna is either dropping new Fenty products or new music— PassioN4T3 (@passion4t3) February 13, 2023
'True fans don't need new music'
Some fans have voiced their support for Rihanna's decision to "do what's right for her." The user said, "I’m sorry but Rihanna does not need to give us new music. really sit with it. her catalog is beyond amazing. go listen to her old shit. she’s doing what’s right for her and real fans would absolutely love that for her," adding, "unpopular opinion but Rihanna does not need to give us new music. go listen to her old shit." Another user said, "I just said true fans don’t need new music! She could’ve come out singing songs from day one and I would’ve been satisfied! Her catalog is amazing!"
i’m sorry but rihanna does not need to give us new music. really sit with it. her catalog is beyond amazing. go listen to her old shit. she’s doing what’s right for her and real fans would absolutely love that for her.— holistic mami✨ (@LeArielleSimone) February 13, 2023
I just said true fans don’t need new music! She could’ve came out singing songs from day one and I would’ve been satisfied! Her catalog is amazing!— Rosa (@curlygirlyrosa) February 13, 2023
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