Rihanna reportedly got out of performing for the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show because she wasn’t willing to perform new material.
The singer was because of unveil a brand-new track in the high-profile runway show next Tuesday (10Nov15), but cancelled with just days to look. Sources near to the star claim Rihanna didn’t feel confident about showcasing the previously unheard music, so did not appear on the New York event.
“She’s still focusing on some stuff and (the music activity) isn’t to a degree where sherrrd like to perform it,” a resource told Page Six. “Things are meant 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 do. However, it is suggested which the 27-year-old star decided that it was more important to carry on working on most of her new album, so put that prior to fashion show.
“She comes with something to complete,” another source told the publication. “But the album isn’t finished yet, and finishing it’s the priority. She couldn’t invest time to rehearse and perform and finished the album. It just all didn’t add up.”
Rihanna has recently revealed the artwork and name of her upcoming eighth record, Anti, but a release date can be so far not yet been confirmed. Her father recently claimed that there was still being a great deal of work to be practiced on the album, and that is her first release since 2012’s Unapologetic.
“Robyn is just not happy with the newest album,” Ronald Fenty told Britain’s The Sun newspaper. “She’s uncomfortable with it. When she went above the songs she found these little things she planned to change and was concerned about it. It’s a lengthy process and isn’t easy.”
There have already been reports Rihanna will showcase new songs inside a special appearance on Saturday Night Live in your next 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 viewed to be disappointed that Rihanna had for being replaced for the last minute. “She’s no Rihanna,” an origin added to Page Six.
“It ‘s what it is,” another insider commented. “It hasn’t seemed that anyone is upset. It’s business as usual. They’re just relieved that things are still moving and so are thrilled Ellie could pick the ball standing on such short notice. They’re pumped that she’s game.”