Rihanna reportedly got out of performing with the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show because she wasn’t wanting to perform new material.
The singer was because of unveil a brand-new track with the high-profile runway show next Tuesday (10Nov15), but cancelled with just days to search. Sources towards the star claim Rihanna didn’t feel confident about showcasing the previously unheard music, so do not appear in the New York event.
“She’s still implementing some stuff and (the music activity) isn’t to some extent where she would like to perform it,” a resource told Page Six. “Things were made to be further along, but she’s still not ready.”
While some insiders claim the pad isn’t yet finished, other sources insist Rihanna is equipped with a fresh track to complete. However, it is often suggested that this 27-year-old star decided it turned out more important to keep working on the remainder of her new album, so put that ahead of the fashion show.
“She comes with something to execute,” another source told the publication. “But the album isn’t finished yet, and finishing it does not take priority. She couldn’t spend some time to rehearse and perform and handle the album. It just all didn’t bond.”
Rihanna has revealed the artwork and name of her upcoming eighth record, Anti, but a release date is very far not confirmed. Her father recently claimed that there had been a great deal of work to be performed on the album, that’s her first release since 2012’s Unapologetic.
“Robyn just isn’t happy with the newest album,” Ronald Fenty told Britain’s The Sun newspaper. “She’s uncomfortable with it. When she went on the songs she found each one of these little things she planned to change and was focused on it. It’s a good process and isn’t easy.”
There are already reports Rihanna will showcase new songs in a very special appearance on Saturday Night Live in another few months. The star is replaced on the Victoria’s Secret show by British singer Ellie Goulding. While Ellie has enjoyed success all over the world, insiders are believed to be to be disappointed that Rihanna had for being replaced for the last minute. “She’s no Rihanna,” an origin added to Page Six.
“It is the thing that it is,” another insider commented. “It hasn’t seemed that anyone is upset. It’s business as usual. They’re just relieved that all things are still moving and so are thrilled Ellie surely could pick the ball on such short notice. They’re pumped that she’s game.”