Rihanna for Vogue | November 2019

In the November issue of Vogue, Rihanna talks turning down the Super Bowl, that long-awaited album, and being happy in her current relationship.

When asked if she turned down the Super Bowl halftime show in solidarity with Colin Kaepernick, she replied, “Absolutely.” Adding: “I couldn’t dare do that. For what? Who gains from that? Not my people. I just couldn’t be a sellout. I couldn’t be an enabler. There’s things within that organization that I do not agree with at all, and I was not about to go and be of service to them in any way.” As for her dating life? “Yeah, I’m dating,” she says. “I’m actually in an exclusive relationship for quite some time, and it’s going really well, so I’m happy.” (adding that “without a doubt” she would like to have kids one day). And is R9 still a reggae album? “I like to look at it as a reggae-inspired or reggae-infused album,” Rihanna says. “It’s not gonna be typical of what you know as reggae. But you’re going to feel the elements in all of the tracks.

So basically, an urban-pop album with reggae influences and I'm totally okay with that. Read the full interview here.