Rihanna fans may need to hit the brakes on celebrating a potential world tour from the billionaire business woman, as previous reports about one being in the works have now been shut down.
According to Billboard, a “high-level source” debunked the rumors of an upcoming tour, calling the claims “bogus,” and that “no tour has been confirmed for Rihanna.”
On Sunday (October 22), it was reported that the Grammy Award-winning musician had new material ready to go for her loyal fans, and that a tour was slated to take place in 2024 and 2025.
The Daily Mirror reported that the mother of two recently signed a deal with Live Nation worth a reported £32million [almost $38.9million] — none of which are apparently true.
Although the Bajan beauty and former Super Bowl headliner hasn’t dropped a new album since 2016’s ANTI, she continues to break records. In June, Rihanna became the first female artist to have 10 songs reach a billion streams each on Spotify.
In response, RiRi took to Instagram to celebrate. “Bad Gal billi …wit no new album…lemme talk my shit,” she wrote.
Nicki Minaj, a fan and longtime friend of the singer, chimed in with some bars of her own in the comments section.
“Not bad gal billi poppin shit like a wheelie/ I mean Poppin like a pilly/ Like really/ Man down cuz she making a Killy!!!/ SILLY!/ Bout to be pushin out a new kid like Gillie/ Caribbean girls run it & AWWLLL these btches know da dill.”
The Queens rapper added “Okay bars” and the hashtag, “babydaddytellmeIGOTprettyeyes.”
Meanwhile, Rihanna’s name was recently thrown into YNW Melly‘s double murder trial as the Florida rapper and his co-defendant YNW Bortlen have been accused of using the Fenty mogul’s name in their alleged witness tampering efforts.
According to TMZ, prosecutors claimed Melly and Bortlen spoke using Rihanna’s name as part of a secret jail code when attempting to stop certain witnesses from cooperating with authorities and testifying against them.
YNW Melly (born Jamell Demons), who lost his phone privileges while behind bars, allegedly used another inmate’s phone time to send messages to the outside world — including Bortlen, who was out on bond prior to it being revoked when he and Melly were hit with witness tampering charges.
Officials claim the duo spoke about “Rihanna” and “A$AP Rocky’s baby mama” staying behind in a “Maybach,” which is believed to be code for Melly’s ex-girlfriend, Mariah Hamilton, and her mother, Felicia Holmes, not testifying in the case.
The “Murder On My Mind” rapper has also been accused of using handwritten notes to get his messages across, “coordinating their delivery to various cell blocks through nonspeaking cues.”