Rihanna talks new album release date, Super Bowl and motherhood in ‘British Vogue’

Rihanna graced the cover of the March 2023 issue of British Vogue with boyfriend A$AP Rocky and her son, whose name is yet to be revealed to the public.

In the interview, named “Rihanna Reborn, the Barbadian singer talks motherhood, her new album’s release date and her memorable Super Bowl Halftime show performance.

When will Rihanna’s new album be released?

Rihanna, whose last album Anti came out in 2016, revealed music is once again a priority in her life. She also assured her new album should be released in 2023: “”I want it to be this year. Like, honestly, it’d be ridiculous if it’s not this year. But I just want to have fun. I just want to make music and make videos.”

Before her Super Bowl performance at State Farm Stadium, Rihanna said her ninth studio album will be unlike anything she’s done before. “I’m feeling open to exploring, discovering, creating, things that are new, things that are different, things that are off, weird, might not ever make sense to my fans, you know”, she shared.

Rihanna on motherhood: “You really don’t remember life before”

Rihanna spoke on her first nine months of motherhood and second pregnancy. “Oh my God, it’s legendary. It’s everything. You really don’t remember life before, that’s the craziest thing ever.”

“The desires, the things that you enjoy, everything, you just don’t identify with it because you don’t even allow yourself mentally to get that far because … because it doesn’t matter”, she said. Her son with A$AP Rocky’s name has yet to be revealed to the public.

Rihanna talks Super Bowl LVII and why she turned it down in 2019

Pregnant Rihanna delivers soaring Super Bowl halftime performance

Rihanna had turned down performing at the Super Bowl in 2019, so what changed? She had done so in solidarity with former 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick.

“There’s still a lot of mending to be done in my eyes,” Rihana told British Vogue, “but it’s powerful to break those doors, and have representation at such a high, high level and a consistent level.” The Barbadian star aldo added she is proud that Hip Hop music was the focus of two consecutive Super Bowls, with Dr. Dre, 50 Cent and more performing in 2022 for SB LVI in Los Angeles.