Fans are disappointed to learn that Rihanna’s highly anticipated new album, ANTI, has not released on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day like previous rumors have claimed. Now the singer’s songwriter, Glass John, is blaming Travis Scott for delaying the release of her eighth studio album.
According to Glass, Rihanna’s album has been delayed because her rumored boyfriend Travis Scott has had control and influence on her new sound. On late Saturday night (Dec. 26) Glass took to Twitter to rant about the delay of the singer’s new album, and to point the finger at Travis. Glass revealed that the album is already finished and was set to drop on Nov. 6, and then delayed for the rumored Christmas Day release. Then he claimed that “Travis keeps putting doubt in her mind,” according to VH1 News.
In his long Twitter rant, John also claims that Scott (who’s also producing the album) made RiRi release “BBHMM” when they originally planned to release “Kiss It Better” to be the next single. He also referred to the singer as his secret “wife” and beloved “pineapple,” and claimed that Rih was by his side as he ranted online.
“He’s wasting valuable studio time trying to come up with a song that can top ‘Kiss It Better’ and he cannot because it’s the best damn song.”
He proceeded to further place the blame on Scott by claiming that Scott is pushing her to have an “all trap” sound for her new album.
On Sunday, Dec. 27, John Glass took to his official YouTube account to leak a snippet of “Kiss It Better,” but it has been since removed due to a copyright claim. The odd minute-long video shows him smoking as the music plays in the background.
Sia, who worked with the singer on her hit songs “Umbrella” and “Diamonds,” previously revealed to Entertainment Weekly that Rih was still picking songs for her album.
“The other night she came over and listened to half of 25 songs I played her because she’s still looking for songs for her new album. She was there to listen to the songs and see if there was anything that she was into. It was a business meeting for sure. She took four (songs) but I don’t know if they’ll end up (on the album.)”
Neither Rihanna nor Travis Scott have responded to these strong allegations. Fans are hoping that the album will be released soon, especially with after the song leak and Glass’ rant. But Rihanna doesn’t appear to be bothered, since she’s been seen relaxing on the beach in Barbados, according to a Daily Mail Online report.
The 27-year-old pop star was seen smiling as she was walking around with a drink in hand. Rihanna looked dropped dead gorgeous as she went braless in a denim frayed dress that showed a little bit of side-boob. She paired her super cute and casual look with minimalistic gold jewelry and nude suede platform sneakers. Rihanna wore her dark hair in natural waves as she covered her eyes with a pair of tortoiseshell sunglasses.
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Her recent sighting just comes days after she was involved in a nightclub shooting in LA with Travis Scott. On the late hours of Wednesday, December 23, the singer was spotted partying at Project Los Angeles nightclub with the rapper and producer. According to a TMZ report, a group of unidentified men entered the venue. One of them proceeded to pull out a gun, and then shots were heard fired inside and outside of the nightclub.
Obviously, chaos ensued around the celebrity hot spot, and police immediately arrived to the scene. The report claims that five people were questioned over the incident, but no one was arrested at the scene. Rihanna and her boyfriend Travis flew the scene safely, but were then bombarded with questions about their relationship and about Rih’s new album.
Travis Scott has tweeted about hanging out at the “studio,” revealing to his fans that they were not harmed in the scary incident.
What are your thoughts on Rihanna’s new album? Do you believe that Anti is being delayed because of her boyfriend? Or, do you think that the album will be released soon? Sound off below in the comments section.
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