Rihanna has never been ashamed of her Caribbean heritage, as the Barbadian beauty has featured at least one reggae-tinged track on all of her albums, including hits such as “Pon De Replay,” “Man Down” and 2016 smash “Work,” featuring former buddy, Drake.
In her new interview with Vogue, Riri revealed that she’s working on her first full reggae album, which will include songs influenced by Bob Marley and producer Supa Dups.
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In the same interview, Riri shared that she and Drizzy are no longer close, but insists that there is no bad blood.
“We don’t have a friendship now, but we’re not enemies either,” Rihanna said. “It is what it is.”
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Born and raised in Compton, California, Jessica Bennett began her career as an intern at The Oakland Post, and later, The Source Magazine. She went on to write for respected hip hop publications such as DJ Booth and Hip Hop DX before becoming the Urban Editor of pop culture website, Wetpaint.com. She joined Ebony as the Entertainment Editor August 2017. Bennett has interviewed such names as Vanessa Williams, Spike Lee, Tyra Banks, Forest Whitaker, Magic & Cookie Johnson and several others.