We may have the title, artwork and release date for Rihanna's "R8" by the end of the night.
Rihanna is hosting an exclusive event in L.A., and while it's a rather mysterious gathering, it's rumored that the artwork for RiRi's upcoming eighth studio album will be revealed at some point during the event.
So far, we're hearing that there's a lot of braille, and guests are being asked to try to decode it while wearing red blindfolds. It's been reported that the writing is a translation of the text that will be found in Rihanna's upcoming LP booklet.
The definition of the word "Anti" is also being displayed, and event-goers have speculated that it could be the title of the album. So far, Rihanna herself has not made an appearance.
We'll keep you posted with any updates on the event.
Update:Rihanna has ARRIVED.
Update: Front and back cover revealed. Take a look in the gallery above.
Update: The title is in fact ANTI.
Interior artwork braille translation of @Rihanna's 8th studio album packaging is being shown at a private gallery in Los Angeles tonight.— RihannaDaily.com (@RihannaDaily) October 8, 2015
The largest piece in the room, a Braille "R" on a cream backdrop is having black streaks imprinted on it by fans chosen at random #r8— Gerrick D. Kennedy (@GerrickKennedy) October 8, 2015
I'm in a Rihanna themed Escape Room and we're all trying to decipher this thing.— LW (@lindseyweber) October 8, 2015
My hunch is that the Rihanna album is called Anti. But then who knows.— Eve Barlow (@Eve_Barlow) October 8, 2015
Rihanna gave us all red ribbons and is making us attempt to translate Braille.— LW (@lindseyweber) October 8, 2015
Ok suspicion correct. People are now applying their blindfolds and touching the Braille. Rihanna wants us to feel blind?— Eve Barlow (@Eve_Barlow) October 8, 2015