Rihanna is reportedly single, and fans are reigniting calls for her to release her long-awaited 9th album
Rihanna and her boyfriend Hassan Jameel have reportedly broken up after dating for almost three years, a source confirmed to Us Weekly on Friday. Rihanna largely kept her relationship with Jameel private while they were dating. News of Rihanna and Jameel's breakup has sparked a slew of memes on Twitter, with many fans sharing hopes that Rihanna may release new music now that she's single. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories.
Rihanna and her boyfriend Hassan Jameel reportedly broke up after nearly three years, a source told Us Weekly on Friday. The musician and Fenty founder kept her relationship with Jameel, a Saudi billionaire and businessman, largely private while they were dating. The Us Weekly report of the couple's breakup comes about three months after Rihanna shared in a Vogue interview that she was in an exclusive relationship. "Yeah, I'm dating. I'm actually in an exclusive relationship for quite some time, and it's going really well, so I'm happy," Rihanna told Vogue's op-ed editor Abby Agguire in a cover story published in October 2019. Fans are clinging to hope that newly single Rihanna will release her long-awaited ninth album Rihanna has famously taken a hiatus from releasing new music to focus on managing her makeup brand, Fenty Beauty, which she launched in September 2017; and her size-inclusive lingerie collection, Savage x Fenty, which launched in May 2018. In December 2019, Rihanna released a video on Instagram hinting that she had recorded her ninth album, "R9," but "was refusing to release it." Fans of the "Work" singer were vocal about missing her music, and many speculated on Twitter that they thought she might drop her album on New Year's Eve. Now, following news of her breakup with Jameel, fans seem to be clinging to hope that the newly single star will drop new music. "Rihanna... this is not the kind of single we wanted," wrote one fan on Twitter.
Rihanna... this is not the kind of single we wanted https://t.co/8nnoBWDhUf — julia louis-dreyfus’s lost emmy (@nirvinias) January 17, 2020
"This Rihanna and Hassan Jameel split better be the push she needs to release the album," another user tweeted.
This Rihanna and Hassan Jamel split better be the push she needs to release the album. 😤 — jehriya Mae (@rebelliousneerd) January 18, 2020 No more distraction. Can we have a Rihanna album? https://t.co/pGx2rHthTb — Sammy Gyang (Super Producer) (@sammygyang) January 18, 2020 Rihanna just broke up with her man of 3 years.. WE GETTING NEW SAD BOPS LADIES pic.twitter.com/vgqICa2aeV — deegs (@Diegoblair00) January 18, 2020 Rihanna can drop a single from her new album if she wants👀 https://t.co/EYEOR3yowM — Elliott Blake (@Poppalong_) January 18, 2020
Amid the tweets focusing on Rihanna's musical hiatus, a few fans pivoted the conversation away from the star's potentially forthcoming music, offering well-wishes to the star and encouraging people to give her space.
Everyone who is making album jokes while Rihanna is going through a major break just show how y’all pretend to be fans on twt but aren’t. — Hanan ⁷ (@KweenTear) January 17, 2020 Sending all of our love @rihanna! Everything happens for reason.. you've got this 😘 — LooksByRihanna (@LooksByRihanna) January 17, 2020
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