Rihanna’s been working hard this year! The “Work” singer took to Instagram on November 13 and apologized for not checking in with her friends and family during her “overwhelming” year. As fans know, the business mogul launched a fashion label this year on top of her work with Fenty Beauty and Savage X Fenty.
“To all my friends/family/coworkers who I have yet to get back to in the past months...please forgive me,” Rihanna, 31, wrote. “This year has been quite an overwhelming one, and I’m working on that ish called balance. BRB.”
The Barbados native has been working this year to balance business projects, dealing with pressure from fans for new music, battling it out in court with her family, and having a personal life.
In January, Rihanna filed a lawsuit against her dad, Ronald Fenty, because he was profiting from his company, Fenty Entertainment, under the guise that it was affiliated with the singer. Rihanna uses her last name Fenty for business projects to distinguish them from her music career.
Ronald spoke with OKMagazine.com about the lawsuit in January and seemed frustrated about her allegations that he was wrongfully using her name. “She is? Suing me? Why would she sue me? It’s my name!” he exclaimed. “She’s never going to sue me — I’ll have to fight it!” They are said to go to a jury trial in 2020.
The singer launched another business under her last name in May. The clothing brand Fenty was released under the luxury French fashion group LVMH. She made history with the launch when she became the first black woman to design an original brand with LVMH.
Rihanna is also the creator of Fenty Beauty and Savage X Fenty. The lingerie brand had its annual fashion show on September 10. The NYFW show earned a special on Amazon Prime Video, which aired on September 20.
The same week of the Savage X Fenty show, Rihanna held the 5th annual Diamond Ball in honor of the Clara Lionel Foundation, which is named after her grandparents, Clara and Lionel Braithwaite.
Amid all these projects, fans have been demanding music from Rihanna. Forbes named the Barbados native the World’s Richest Self-Made Female Musician in June, although she hasn’t released an album since her 2016 record Anti.
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