Rihanna: ‘I’m not working on a new duet with Gaga – but never say never’


Rihanna has ruled out collaborations with Lady Gaga and rumored ex-lover Drake on her upcoming ninth studio album.

The singer has revealed R9 is in development, but fans need to calm down about a possible Gaga duet after the two singers connected on social media.

“Maybe because she followed me on Instagram (fans think it’s happening), but it’s not in the books right now,” Rihanna tells The Times’ T Magazine. “But I’m not against it.”

As for a Drake duet, the Umbrella star adds, “I don’t see it happening. Not on this album, that’s for sure.”

And she thanks fans for the title of her Anti follow-up, adding, “So far it’s just been R9, thanks to the Navy (fans). I’m about to call it that probably, ’cause they have haunted me with this: ‘R9, R9, when is R9 coming out?’ How will I accept another name after that’s been burned into my skull?”