You’ve kept asking, and Rihanna has been listening. Amid constant questioning on where her ninth studio album is, the 31-year-old singer had a big announcement on her Instagram Story on Feb. 13: “gang. back in the STU.”
Of course, STU is short for studio, which is exactly where RiRi shared her happy news from! Her Instagram Story post showed a photo of a sound engineer station, which displayed a strip of digital green text that read, “The Neptunes.”
That just so happens to be the music production duo name for Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo!
It looks like Rihanna’s getting her Valentine’s Day started early! The singer and retail tycoon had already revealed she’d be in the studio on the most romantic day of the year, after her reported split from Hassan Jameel.
“I’m going to be in the studio. I’m so excited actually. I can’t say who I’m working with, but it’s somebody I’ve been wanting to work with him for a long time,” she told The Cut, revealing her plans for Feb. 14. Alas, she couldn’t keep the secret: “Okay, I’ll tell you. [It’s] Pharrell.”