LOS ANGELES: Pop star Rihanna has asked her fans demanding to release her new album soon to back off as her prime focus right now is doing her bit in saving the world from the coronavirus pandemic.
The Grammy winner was one of the first Hollywood personalities who pledged support towards the relief efforts in fighting the COVID-19 outbreak. Rihanna has been teasing new music for quite some time now and eager admirers got an earful from her during an Instagram Live. Her last studio album was ‘Anti’ released in 2016.
Taking a swipe at US President Donald Trump, the Barbadian singer said, “If one of y’all ask me about the album one more time when I’m tryna save the world, unlike y’all president….on sight.”
Rihanna’s non-profit organisation Clara Lionel Foundation (CLF) and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey recently donated $2.1 million each to help victims of domestic violence in Los Angeles during the COVID-19 stay-at-home order.
The CLF and rapper Jay-Z’s Shawn Carter Foundation donated $2 million to support undocumented workers, priosoners, homeless and elderly populations, and children of frontline healthcare workers in Los Angeles and New York City amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Earlier, Rihanna, also donated $5 million to support several causes including Direct Relief, Partners In Health, Feeding America, the International Rescue Committee and World Health Organisation’s COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund as they continue to fight the pandemic in the US, the Caribbean and Africa.