Rihanna may be staying mum regarding news of her highly-anticipated eighth studio album, Anti, but it looks like Rihanna isn’t taking too kindly to others igniting rumors about Anti‘s impending release.
Last week, a producer and songwriter for Rihanna’s new album took to Twitter to rant about the massive delay in Rihanna releasing Anti, while simultaneously dropping several bombshells about Rihanna’s alleged romance and working relationship with Travis Scott.
Glass John, who refers to Rihanna as his “wife,” took to the social media site last week to dish on his involvement in the creation of Rihanna’s new album before alleging that Travis Scott is the main reason Anti has missed three previously rumored release dates.
John later went on to treat fans to a surprise release of a snippet titled “Kiss It Better” that is been heavily rumored to be featured on Rihanna’s upcoming Anti album.
“I’m fighting to get ‘Kiss It Better’ to the world…,” Glass John explains, “But Travis Scott has been delaying it. ME AND MY WIFE WENT IN THE STUDIO W/ CLASSIC HIT MAKER @JEFFBHASKER TO CREATW A CLASSIC ANTHEM. And f***ing Travis prevented it from being her first $ingle and launching her album last year. [sic]”
According to Billboard, both reps for Rihanna and Roc Nation declined to comment on Glass John’s accusations regarding Rihanna’s new album release.
While some fans were skeptical of Glass John’s accusations against Travis Scott, who also alleges that the “Antidote” rapper pushed Rihanna to release “B**** Better Have My Money,” Scott responded to the rumors surrounding his involvement in Anti‘s delay on Snapchat.
Travis Scott took to Snapchat on Tuesday to share a photo of an article that claims he’s responsible for the delay of Anti before adding the caption, “Don’t believe this s***,” MTV reported.
While Rihanna was also initially quiet regarding the accusations from Glass John, it appears Rihanna has now blocked the songwriter and producer on social media in an effort to prevent him from reading her tweets.
According to The Shade Room, Rihanna officially blocked Glass John on Twitter just days after the songstress and label Roc Nation reportedly requested that John’s leaked snippet of “Kiss It Better” be removed due to copyright infringement.
However, Glass John maintains that Rihanna did not block him on the social media sites.
“I’m not blocked. If I was blocked I couldn’t retweet Her.”
This isn’t the first time that Rihanna and her record label have taken swift action against potential copyright issues in regard to Rihanna’s new music.
Earlier in December, DJ Akademiks took to Twitter to tease a snippet of a new, rumored Drake track from the rapper’s highly-anticipated Views From The 6 album; however, it was later revealed by Akademiks that the track in question may have actually been an unreleased collaboration between Drake and Rihanna.
Shortly after the video was posted, DJ Akademiks took to Twitter to notify fans that Rihanna’s record label requested that he remove the video from both Twitter and Instagram.
“Remember that snippet I tweeted out with Drake singing?? Turns out roc nation on behalf of Rihanna sent over noticed to remove..Us ur brain,” DJ Akademiks revealed, noting that the song in question is likely indicative of a future collaboration for the former couple.
“Basically that song either not on Views or a collab wit Rihanna but could even be a reference for Rihanna..Who Knows..,” Akademiks continued before revealing, “and yes I complied n removed it.”
While rumors surrounding a potential release date for Rihanna’s new album continue to swirl, it appears that Rihanna is dedicated to remaining tight-lipped regarding an official release date for her eighth studio album.
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