‘So This is a Joke to You?’: Rihanna Trolls ‘Upcoming’ New Album, But Fans Aren’t Pleased

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Rihanna‘s fans The Navy are known to be over-the-top passionate, much like Beyoncé‘s The BeyHive and Nicki Minaj‘s The Barbz.

But it seems The Navy hounds Rihanna for new music more than Beyoncé and Nicki’s fans hound them.

Rihanna teased fans about her new album coming out. (Photo: Kevin Mazur / Getty Images Entertainment via Getty Images)

The Navy will pretty much leave comments on Ri’s social media pages daily about wanting new songs. The last album the Barbadian singer dropped was the critically acclaimed “Anti,” which came out in 2016.

Mostly, Rihanna will ignore the chatter about new music and other times she’ll address it, like she did in a July 11 Instagram post. For some reason, many in The Navy thought the new album was coming out this month, which Rihanna decided to have a little fun with.

She first left a comment on the rapper Wale‘s page, after he told his fans that he has new music on the way.

“Let’s GO. **hides from Navy,” she wrote on Thursday since the subject of new tunes came up.

Then in another post, Ri shot down the rumor that her new LP will be delivered in July, and she did so with some humor.

“Nobody: Me: Album coming in 2019. Navy in July,” she wrote.

Rihanna also used a scene featuring Karlie Redd from “Love & Hip-Hop: Atlanta” to show how her fans probably reacted at hearing the news that an album isn’t coming out this month.

In the singer’s comments, some said they were amused by her post and others stated the opposite.

“You’re not funny,” one person wrote.

“So this is a joke to you?” asked another.

“This isn’t funny,” a third person expressed. “We miss you and it’s rough out here without you.”

In May it was announced that Rihanna’s popular Fenty brand will be part of the French luxury goods conglomerate LVMH, which may explain why a new album hasn’t been released yet.

“I used to be in the studio, only the studio, for three months straight and an album would come out,” she told Interview magazine in June. “Now, it’s like a carousel. I do fashion one day, lingerie the next, beauty the next, then music the next. It’s like having a bunch of kids and you need to take care of them all.”

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