Rihanna has spoken about what she’s been up to during lockdown and, besides “always working on music”, she’s been taking some time to relax. “I am always busy and quarantine gave me the time to do things I wouldn’t always have been able to do – watch an entire box set in a day, cook, go for walk,” she says, in an interview with Closer. “It’s important we do little things we enjoy and are kind to ourselves.”
However, the cooking has also reignited plans for a cookbook penned by the singer (and Fenty founder, and Fenty Beauty founder, and philanthropist, and ambassador for Barbados). What can we expect from such a cookbook? Well, in the interview she adds that she “loves food from my Barbadian roots and eats a lot of fresh fish”.
Unfortunately, fans are still famished on the music front, though Rihanna has repeatedly teased the follow-up to 2016’s Anti, dubbing it her “outlet” in the overwhelming world we’re all living in right now. Earlier this year, she even admitted that she enjoys antagonising her eager fans by dragging out the R9 anticipation.
Being stuck in quarantine during the pandemic, though, has “helped her creativity blossom” (besides encouraging her to get on board with the mullet revival). “2021 is a little unknown for everybody and nobody is sure what restrictions there are going to be,” she adds, looking forward. “My creativity is within my control though, and I want to take my music and my brands to a different level.”