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Fans Are So Desperate For Rihanna To Produce New Music, They Think Her New Hairdo Is A Coded Message

Desperado.

Rihanna is no stranger to a headline.

She’s found herself in the news cycle for everything from her record-breaking business prowess to her former ‘thing’ with Drake that no-one quite understood.

So, like… what happened, here?
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This week, however, she’s in the press for a slightly more obscure reason. That reason being: her fans are convinced she’s sending them hints about new music through her hair colour.

As Refinery29 shares, 31-year-old multi-hyphenate launched her Fenty fashion house with LVMH last week. For this major achievement (RiRi is the first woman to launch an original brand with the conglomerate, and the first woman of colour leading an LVMH Maison) Rihanna chose to debut a new hairdo. The performer and businesswoman dyed her hair red, and her fans are *convinced* there’s a hidden message in the move.

According to the ‘Navy’ (Ri’s fan base), the hair change-up – which she showed off at the BET Awards, too – is indicative of new music coming our way. She wore her hair in a similar shade back in 2010 when she dropped the album Loud, and people are taking that as proof enough.

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While, yes, there is a *chance* the burgundy ‘do is linked to Rihanna’s highly-anticipated (seriously, people are begging for this thing) album, it seems more likely that folks are just desperately clutching at scarlet-hued straws at this point.

The fact is, this woman is BU-SY. And if what the musician has outright told us is anything to go by, we’re going to be waiting a while for tunes – as disappointing as that may be.

Chatting with Sarah Paulson for Interview Mag earlier this month, Rihanna answered the question fans are desperate to get an answer to:

“How much longer do we have to wait [for a new album]?”

And her honest reply was:

“I wish I knew. I have blocked off a solid period of time for the studio next month.”

She went on to explain that she feels everyone’s frustrations, but her schedule is too packed to roll out a new album as quickly as she once did:

“I will work all day in a meeting, leave that meeting at 1 or 2am, and then come home with a tiny group of staff and work until 5, 7am,” she told Paulson.

“It’s the reason why an album isn’t being spat out like it used to. I used to be in the studio, only the studio, for three months straight, and an album would come out. Now, it’s like a carousel. I do fashion one day, lingerie the next, beauty the next, then music the next. It’s like having a bunch of kids and you need to take care of them all.”

So, look. Are we convinced the red hair is some kind of cryptic code for “album release on the way”?

No.

But we guess there’s some comfort to be found in the knowledge that RiRi is giving you her creative artistry in a whole host of other ways at the moment. And she’s pushing for change around inclusivity in the fashion and beauty industries as she does that. Which is pretty bloody excellent.

This is an icon, folks.
Image credit: Warner Bros.

Probably the best part of it all, though, is that we *know* if Rihanna thinks the next album is fun, it’s going to be full of the best damn bops of your life.

I’m A Big-Busted Woman And Rihanna's Savage X Fenty Lingerie Was A Major Disappointment For Me

Here's hoping for Ri Ri to drop a collection for all the busty babes in the future because we want to wear this stuff too.

Ask any woman with a bust larger than a double-D cup and chances are she’ll tell you she has a real love-hate relationship with her breasts.

You see, contrary to popular belief, a big ol’ set of tatas is far less a blessing, and more of a giant pain in the butt (and back).

Yes, I know they’re part of the miracle that is the human body which is amazing and beautiful and should be publicly worshipped. But they’re also heavy, they constantly get in the way and they make the most innocent of outfits look like something out of Jessica Rabbit’s wardrobe.

Perhaps the most annoying thing about these sandbags, however, is that shopping for bras is a punishment.

Despite what may be implied by the images we see in popular culture all the damn time, finding a sexy-looking bra for big boobs is near impossible – especially if you don’t want that bra to drain your bank account.

Instead of those hot lacy numbers you see Victoria’s Secret models donning, we voluptuous ladies get beige potato sacks that cost about three million dollars each*, and it’s been that way for as long as I can remember.

Then Rihanna’s lingerie label showed up.

Savage X Fenty promised sexy options for women of all sizes at affordable prices, driving big-breasted honeys all over to thank the powers that be (Ri Ri) for blessing their bods with fire threads.

No more bras resembling pillowcases!

No more straps as thick as bungee cords!

Finally, ~finally~ we were going to get our hands on some seriously cute intimates that don’t require a loan.

And yeah, the brand has definitely delivered in some ways.

Their mantra is all about inclusivity – because all women should be able to feel like a snack while dancing around their bedroom in sexy underwear – and one of the things it’s best at is providing flesh-tone options in a range of actual flesh tones, from very pale beige to deepest brown. And their sizing selection is pretty broad, ranging between 30 (AU 8) and 44 (AU 22).

But I’ve got to tell you, I’m disappointed so far.

I’m a 32DDD (AU 10E) and at present, there is only one, very plain-looking bra in my size on the website.

Where are my racy leopard print and red lace designs, Ri?

I spoke to the Savage X Fenty customer service team about the lack of choices in my size and they pointed out that bralettes are an option, too. These aren’t sized according to a cup, and instead follow the “small, medium, large” model.

Following the brand’s fit guide, a 32DDD equates to an XL, 32DDD – 34DDD should fit 1X and 36DDD sits at 2X, which widens the pool of bras for ladies of that size a whole lot (assuming a bralette will offer enough support for sizeable knockers, which, hmmmm).

Unfortunately, that’s the end of the boob line for Savage X Fenty, however (at least for now). If your cup size exceeds DDD, there are no options available on the website for you at the moment. Zero.

When you think about the fact that Heidi Klum bras run to a G cup (admittedly without the range in band size, and for a lot more money) and Elomi Lingerie caters to ladies who wear up to a K cup, DDD is a pretty low bar… especially for a brand whose ethos is centred around inclusivity for all shapes and sizes.

It’s worth noting that Savage X Fenty has been clear in stating that more sizes are on their way, but we have no indication on when or how many sizes will be introduced just yet.

I reached out to Savage X Fenty’s publicity team about this, but they did not respond in time for publishing.

Cora Harrington, Founder and Editor in Chief of The Lingerie Addict, shed some light on the reasons that may be behind the smaller-than-expected cup range in a recent blog post, however:

…that DD/E cup mark is a size break, where the pattern and construction of the bra needs to change. And it’s no easy task; a new size range can literally take years to produce.

The fact that it’s not every size is more reflective of certain limitations in intimate apparel that affect every brand rather than a lack of effort or caring, I imagine.

So, here’s hoping we see a collection drop in the near future that will enable busty babes to dress their ladies up in Rihanna-approved designs. Because let’s be honest, that’s like 70 per cent of the reasons we want to wear this stuff.

*Slight exaggeration.

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