Rihanna has finally delivered her promise, laying down her vocals in her first track in three years. Fans were pumped when the Fenty Beauty founder revealed she teamed up with PARTYNEXTDOOR for his song, “Believe It” off his latest album but were left unsatisfied because they only got background vocals. Rihanna Navy took to Twitter with some complaining she was only on the track for “like 5 seconds,” while others wondered where her longtime promised reggae-inspired album, tentatively titled “R9,” is.
“Believe It” dropped on Thursday evening, with Rihanna touting the project on her Instagram. Posting a snippet of her part on the song, she teased, “Believe it!! @partynextdoor album live!!!” That’s all she had to do to get her loyal fans to immediately begin streaming the single. Overnight, the track’s audio and lyrics video have collectively clocked in almost 50,000 views on YouTube. While they most definitely are listening, they aren’t satisfied with what they are hearing after waiting over three years for Rihanna to drop new music.
“Me listening to Rihanna sing the same 1 sentence in #BelieveIt as if I haven’t been waiting for an album for AGES,” tweeted one fan. “Rihanna really made me wait three years for the background vocals?!” posted another, which has gained a whopping 6,500 likes. “Rihanna needs to quit playin n drop her own damn album,” tweeted someone else adding an unimpressed emoji face. “If y’all want to hear Rihanna, she’s on the PND album. That’s as close to new vocals y’all are going to get from her,” wrote a fourth.
RiRi’s fans have been begging the superstar to release new music and her album every single chance they get. Her Navy aren’t the only ones waiting either. Rihanna’s longtime friend and rumored ex Drake recently put the singer on blast by publically telling her to drop the album. Trolling Rihanna when they each joined DJ Spade’s Instagram Live session earlier this week, Drake wrote, “Rihanna drop R12 right now.” Rihanna responded by telling the OVO rapper, “Night owl, just go and drink lil chamomile and grease ya scalp.”