Rihanna talks new "reggae-infused album", turning down the Super Bowl

Lawrence Kim
October 9, 2019

In return, Anna names some of her favorite young designers now working in New York-including Telfar Clemens, Kerby Jean-Raymond, and Emily Bode-before rhapsodizing about her favorite Rihanna looks, like the instantly iconic 2015 Met ball gown designed by Guo Pei: "The world will never look at yellow in the same way again". This is just not normal.

"Oh, nooo", she says about the possibility of one day quitting music.

Rihanna has confirmed she turned down the chance to headline February's Super Bowl halftime show in solidarity with Colin Kaepernick.

Rihanna grew up listening to reggae, so her ninth album will be heavily influenced by that genre. "They got me here". "To see it, to know it's happening-it pushes you to want to be the light in the world". But you're going to feel the elements in all of the tracks ...

"Reggae always feels right to me", she continues.

Still, Rihanna is able to identify some hope through everything that's troubling her.

"I like to look at it as a reggae-inspired or reggae-infused album", the Barbadian explained, without confirming a release date.

"That should never, ever be normal", Rihanna said when asked about her reactions to the recent El Paso and Dayton attacks.

The singer and fashion designer, who has always been known for doing her part to change those industries to be more inclusive, hasn't been shy when it comes to using her platform to talk politics over the past couple of years. "However deep you're willing to go", I say. It doesn't matter how far or long removed I am from that culture, or my environment that I grew up in; it never leaves... It was my first pen pal-ship to the world. "The most mentally ill human being in America right now seems to be the president". Not my people. I just couldn't be a sellout. "All of these other things flourish on top of that foundation".

She also rubbished claims she was done with making music.

She even condemned statements made on CNN by the acting director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Ken Cuccinelli, who said that the people referenced in Emma Lazarus' poem, etched on the Statue of Liberty, refers to "people coming from Europe", specifically.

Peep the full interview HERE and take a look at another pic from her intoxicating spread (below) before sharing your thoughts with us in the comments section (below)!

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