Don't expect to hear Drake on "R9."
Drake and Rihanna have a complicated history. The two were coupled up for a short period of time, becoming one of the most powerful pairings in the music industry. Drake had seemingly been going after the Bajan beauty for years and finally, they ended up hooking up and showing off their love on stage at a few awards shows. As you know by now, they are no longer involved in a romantic relationship with Rihanna moving on to her billionaire beau and Drizzy continuing his run as one of the most eligible bachelors in North America. If you were expecting a reunion on wax for this former couple, you can let all your hopes fly away because Rihanna just confirmed that she has no intentions of working on music with Drake in the near future.
During her new feature with T Magazine, the pop star confirmed the longstanding rumors that her next album would be reggae-based. She also spoke about possible collaborations that could take place on the project, noting that one man will not be on the tracklist. There is no official name or release date yet for R9 but the upcoming project will not include appearances from some of the speculated guests. Pertaining to Drake, RiRi said that she won't be working with him soon. "Not anytime soon, I don’t see it happening. Not on this album, that’s for sure," said the pop star on the chances of a "Work" sequel.
The Rihanna Navy also believed that a song with Lady Gaga may be in the works, to which Rih also disappointed any hopefuls. "It’s not in the books right now, but I’m not against it," she said. During the interview, Rihanna also touches on her status as an immigrant, her new line with LVMH and all that she's been working on in the last few years.