LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – APRIL 26: Rihanna celebrates new Fenty Beauty Soft’Lit Foundation in LA at 7th Street Studios on April 26, 2024 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Fenty Beauty)

Fans have been eagerly awaiting new material from Rihanna, whose last album, “Anti,” was released in 2016. At the Fenty Hair launch party on June 10, Rihanna humorously addressed the delay of her highly anticipated album, “R9.”

“[The product line] is probably the longest I’ve ever taken to create something,” she joked, before quickly correcting herself: “No, I lied, that’s ‘R9’.”

The last song Rihanna was featured on was “Lift Me Up,” the lead single for the 2022 Black Panther: Wakanda Forever soundtrack. She delivered a powerful performance of the ballad at last year’s Oscars.