Timezones are a weird thing. When Los Angeles finally entered 2020, it was already January 2nd in the Philippines. On that note, it means Rihanna had an extra day to release her promised album.
Here’s everybody’s evidence that 2019 is THE year for R9. In December 2018, a fan commented on Rihanna’s Instagram post asking about the album and she responded with this:
During her Ocean’s 8 press junket in June 2018, she confirmed that she is indeed making new music. She even asked the host, Graham Norton, which of her fans paid him to ask her about the album and its release date.
In May 2019, RiRi told T Magazine that she is going to have a reggae inspired album. But come July, it’s revealed that she was just trolling her fans when she posted a video meme on Instagram with a woman saying “It was all a lie”. Looks like she knows what she’s doing to y’all.
Fast forward to 2020, her fans are still as pressed but they’re now taking lighthearted jabs at the matter.
Congrats to @Rihanna on a new record! Rihanna has officially broken the record for the most times a celebrity has lied to his/her own fanbase, after failing to release her ninth studio album in 2019 as promised. A warrant has been sent out for her arrest. pic.twitter.com/NFdsObZc5p
— Guinness World Records 🅛 (@GuinnessWorId) January 2, 2020
— Rihanna Charts (@Rih_Charts) December 31, 2019
Miss Bad Gal’s been receiving threats, and she don’t give a shit.
RIHANNA GOT ONE MORE FULL ASS DAY TO RELEASE R9 pic.twitter.com/jham4ySEoh
— Dar 💕 (@itsNOTdarrr) December 30, 2019
Me walking into 2020 realizing Rihanna still didn’t release that damn album https://t.co/l5kDEfFp6g
— mac kahey (@MacDoesIt) January 1, 2020
Some of the fans also tweeted how they plan to steal R9 from Rihanna’s computer.
Me breaking into Rihanna’s house to find R9 and accidentally bumping into Rihanna in her nightgown pic.twitter.com/bbAiYkQrla
— Jalen Jones (@JalenJAJones) January 2, 2020
Me distracting Rihanna so one of y’all can steal R9 pic.twitter.com/DJwWXnmqiN
— Rihanna News (@TeamOfRihanna) December 26, 2019
Oh Bad Gal! Looks like they don’t love the way you lie. But you still got the last laugh. 🤷♀️