Rihanna will not perform at this year’s Victoria’s Secret show, it was revealed today, and the Bajan singer’s place will be filled by Brit Ellie Goulding. Rihanna had to cancel her appearance to finish work on her upcoming album “Anti”.
Rihanna’s label Def Jam commented the singer’s work last month – “It’s taken so long because she’s a complete perfectionist. She’s treating this record like, ‘I’m going to make a baby.’ She hasn’t put out [a full album] in a couple of years, so she’s going to come really strong with this one.”
In an interview with NME magazine last month, Rihanna talked about working on her album.
“It’s never done until it’s done. Until the final moment. But it makes me excited, because I can’t wait to give them something great.”
“I have so many songs I love – and they’re so different – that it’s hard to actually put them all on the same album.”
“It’s easy to make an album full of great songs, but I want people to go for the ride. The songs have to make sense together.”
“I love what I love, and these songs each have their own demeanor and the videos reflect the character of each song. I want every video to take you on a different journey. A different ride.”