Rihanna is making money off her “bad gal” image. The singer is now getting into the marijuana business as she tries to finish her highly anticipated new album.
As fans wait impatiently for Rihanna’s highly anticipated album, Anti, she is working on some other business ventures. According to 18KaratReggae.com, Rihanna is getting into the marijuana business. The edgy pop star is coming out with her own line, appropriately titled MaRihanna.
The report claims that RiRi made the announcement at the Cannabis Cup in Jamaica. It looks like she wants to follow in the footsteps of Snoop Dogg and Willie Nelson, both of whom have their own ventures in the marijuana industry.
“MaRihanna by Rihanna is truly is the first mainstream cannabis brand in the world and proud to be a pioneer. MaRihanna is blazing a trail for the industry.”
The report says that Rihanna’s very first marijuana line will include Karibbean Kush, Haitian Haze, and Jamaican High Grade, along with concentrates and edibles. If you’re a huge fan of the singer, you will know that she loves to smoke marijuana. Rihanna is often seen smoking the drug on her Instagram page or on her exotic vacations.
Not only is the “BBHMM” singer getting into the marijuana business, but she’s also getting into the sock business. In fact, she’s releasing her very own Stance holiday collection. The singer just joined as the company’s contributing creative director and as Punks & Poet’s brand ambassador back in July. Rihanna took to Instagram on Tuesday, November 17 to announce to her fans that her socks will be available for purchase on November 19, just in time for the holidays.
In her post, she shared a clip of the herself directing models on a holiday-themed photo shoot. There appear to be snowflakes and Christmas lights on set as the models are decked out in colorful socks with details such as fur, bows, and ruffles.
This marks Rihanna’s first creative campaign since her fall sock collection hit stores back in September. The first collection included 15 styles in pastel colors that included crew socks and thigh highs. The punk and Goth-styled socks featured phrases like “Bad Gal” and “B***h” on them in newspaper print.
In addition, Rihanna’s first sneaker with PUMA, the PUMA Creeper, has been released in new colorways for the holiday season. One comes in a cream color with an off-white suede upper and a chunky Creeper gum midsole, while the second comes in a pink upper with green detailing on PUMA’s trademark stripes. The pink pair also has the same gum midsole as the cream option. Rihanna’s new PUMA Creepers will be available in select retail stores, according to Kicks On Fire.
But fans are wondering where Rihanna’s eighth studio album is at. It looks like it’ll be arriving sooner than later. According to music blog Daily Double, Anti is slated for release on November 27 on Jay Z’s failed streaming service Tidal. The outlet also reported that Rihanna’s new album will not be available in stores and other streaming services until December 4.
It was previously assumed that she was going to release her album on November 6 but changed the release date to November 20. Rihanna’s team then didn’t agree with the November 20 release because it would still compete with Adele’s highly anticipated new album, 25.
Rihanna has been keeping mum about the details about her new album. So far, she has released three new singles “FourFiveSeconds,” “American Oxygen,” and “BBHMM.” Last month, Rihanna revealed the album’s artwork and official title. It’s not in fact called R8, like many of her fans assumed. The album will actually be called Anti, meaning anti-establishment.
It was also reported earlier this month that Rihanna cancelled her performance at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show at the very last minute so she could work on her new album. Alleged inside sources told Page Six that Rihanna’s main focus was finishing her new album.
“She couldn’t take the time to rehearse and perform and finish the album. It just all didn’t come together.”
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