Oh Rihanna, how we love you!
For everyone who was convinced that someone over at TIDAL slipped up and posted the long awaited 8th album from RiRi, there were a few of us that felt as if it was just a little too convenient for it to happen. Now of course, we definitely believe that people make mistakes (I mean, if they want to lose their jobs and such), but for Rihanna, it just didn’t seem too likely.
Although 2012’s Unapologetic was hit with the leak bug, there was something not so conventional about believing that ANTI was going to get the same treatment or receive the same disrespect – especially with the years of wait tucked behind its arrival.
Releasing the album for free to all fans through TIDAL after the “unfortunate leak,” music lovers everywhere praised Ms. Fenty on pushing through with a solid body of work that included minimal features. While I totally agree that ANTI was worth the wait, I was still slightly skeptical on its arrival, it being free, and Rihanna not going as “ham” as usual with the promo post release of anything she does. Navy, please correct me if I’m wrong, but if you know Rihanna, there are posts on top of posts through social media indicating the new release. This time though, there was ONE post discussing the “gift” she’s given to her Navy. Coincidence? Nah, breh.