It’s been a couple of weeks since I’ve seen any new paparazzi photos of Rihanna. This is not a long time by any standard and it wouldn’t be unusual if not for all the other Rihanna-related news that’s been circulating.
As we have seen, Rihanna doesn’t go out of her way to hide. Over the last three months or so, she is seen quite regularly – out for meetings, out for dinner, late night walks, and… most recently… at the studio. But since the announcement that she will headline the halftime show at the Super Bowl, she’s scaled back those outings, although she hasn’t been quiet on social media, promoting her new Savage X Fenty Sport collection…
…and also Savage x Fenty Vol 4, her now annual fashion show on Prime Video.
Savage x Fenty Vol 4 premieres on November 9. The three previous shows however happened slightly earlier in the year, late September/early October. November, by the way, is when the Victoria’s Secret fashion shows used to happen, when they were a thing. They are no longer a thing in part because, well, Rihanna. But that, I think, is just a convenient coincidence.
Pushing the show back a few weeks may have to do with Rihanna’s schedule, having just had a baby in May. And/or, perhaps, the timing is related to another project, a huge project, one of the most highly anticipated movie releases of the year, if not the most highly anticipated movie release of the year:
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever comes out two days after Savage x Fenty Vol 4, on November 11. And this week a huge rumour started circulating:
Rumors are flying and I can add to them: I've been hearing for weeks that Rihanna is recording the end-credits song for BLACK PANTHER: WAKANDA FOREVER. How do you follow up a classic like "All the Stars"? By snagging Rihanna's first big song in years.— Kyle Buchanan (@kylebuchanan) October 17, 2022
According to Hits Daily Double it might actually be TWO tracks, followed by an …album? Or is that being too greedy?
Nobody is confirming anything but the speculation works for everyone.
Yours in gossip,