Rihanna told fans to stop bothering her about new music while she is "trying to save the world".
The 32-year-old singer and fashion designer — who has not released a studio album since the 2016 record Anti — has already donated over US$8 million (S$11.3 mil) to various causes during the COVID-19 pandemic and told fans she is working on philanthropy rather than music right now.
Speaking during an Instagram Live, she told her fans: "If one of y'all motherf***ers ask me about the album one more time when I'm tryna save the world, unlike y'all president.... on sight."
This comes after Rihanna and Twitter founder Jack Dorsey announced a donation of US$4.2million to help domestic violence victims in LA during the pandemic.
Rihanna and her Clara Lionel Foundation joined forces with Dorsey, 43, to send the huge sum to the Mayor's Fund to "address a surge in domestic violence" in LA during the coronavirus lockdown.
Both the CLF and Dorsey are donating US$2.1 million each and the money will "enable the Mayors' Fund for Los Angeles to provide 10 weeks of support for victims of domestic abuse including shelter, meals and counseling for individuals and their children," according to an announcement on the CLF's website.
The statement added: "An estimated 10 million people experience domestic violence in the U.S. each year. The Los Angeles Housing Authority has determined that dozens of individuals (and their children, in many cases) are being turned away from at-capacity domestic violence shelters every week as incidents have been on the rise since the Safer at Home Order was issued in March.
"CLF and Dorsey, who have previously partnered on impact projects, knew that swift action was required and decided to address the issue together. CLF's US$2.1 million commitment follows two previous rounds of COVID-19 emergency response grants, bringing the foundation's total to over US$8 million in coronavirus-related support."
Meanwhile, Rihanna previously announced her Clara Lionel Foundation will give US$5 million in grants to people working against COVID-19 on the frontline and she and Jay-Z followed that up with another US$1 million each to fight coronavirus.
The US$2 million will help to support undocumented workers, imprisoned, elderly and homeless people, and the children of health workers and first responders in both Los Angeles and New York City. — BANG
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