Rihanna’s fans are impatiently waiting on her ninth studio album, so RiRi’s having fun with it. In an interview with Entertainment Tonight, the multi-platinum selling singer admitted she enjoys riling up her diehard supporters as they clamor for her first LP since 2016’s ANTI.
The Fenty Beauty boss explained her playful antagonization when asked for an update on her R9 album, which she simply teased as “to be continued.”
“I like to antagonize my fans a little bit,” she said. “Well, they antagonize me, too! So, they get it right back.”
Earlier in the interview with ET, Rihanna shared her thoughts on the death of Kobe Bryant. She said her heart breaks for the victims of the fatal helicopter crash and noted how every time she sees a chopper now, it affects her.
While reflecting on Bryant’s life, Rihanna detailed her admiration for the late NBA star’s skill on the court.
“To see him play, there’s just something that comes over him, that you just can’t even — it’s not even tangible,” she recalled. “You can’t even understand it. It was beautiful to see his career. It was beautiful to see him play, and I actually got to witness him playing. But it makes it even more tragic to lose him.”
Rihanna previously paid tribute to Bryant and his daughter Gianna via Instagram. Read her post below.