Much to the delight of her fans, RiRi’s back at it again. The 31-year-old singer and retail tycoon had fans waiting for deets about her new album ever since her “Anti” record dropped in 2016. Amid rumors about her break-up with Hassan Jameel, RiRi put up an IG story on the eve of Valentine’s hinting the same. “Gang. back in the STU.” Of course, STU is short for studio, which is exactly where RiRi shared her happy news from!”

The IG story features a picture of a sound engineer station, which displayed a strip of digital green text that read, “The Neptunes”—Just for the record, music production duo name for Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo goes by the same name. Rihanna has close ties with a few big recording artists, so when the singer dropped hints about getting back to the studio, fans knew something big was in the offing.

Moreover, Rihanna’s known to share a special rapport with Williams, so it isn’t really surprising to note that they’re collaborating. The allegedly single singer spent her Valentine’s at the studio, immersing herself in work. “I’m going to be in the studio. I’m so excited actually. I can’t say who I’m working with, but it’s somebody I’ve been wanting to work with him for a long time,” she said to a media outlet.

While fans are absolutely stoked that Rihanna has finally heard them, she kept dropping major hints since August last year. For instance, the fact that she registered a track called “Private Loving” with her music publisher, BMI. She took things up a notch and sent her followers into a tizzy after posting a video of a dog dancing. The video was captioned, “update: me listening to R9 by myself and refusing to release it.”

The singer, who has fans waiting with bated breath about the release of her forthcoming album, isn’t in the mood to rush, though. In fact, sources close to her believe that she’s all about dropping music when the time feels right. So, if you’ve been wanting to get your hands on what RiRi has to offer, you will have to be patient!

Rihanna Rihanna looking perfect in Elle's October issue. Photo: ELLE