As fans will surely agree, Rihanna is far more than a singer (of epic proportions) from Barbados — she’s a businesswoman. From staking her territory at the top of the charts, to reinventing herself as the head of a makeup empire with Fenty Beauty, and starting her own fashion line, we find ourselves asking… is there anything she can’t do?
Rihanna (or should we say @badgalriri) has spent the last few years filming a documentary which promises fans an unfiltered glimpse into her life (colour us intrigued). According to The Hollywood Reporter, Amazon has officially scored streaming rights to the previously rumoured film, finally confirming our anticipation.
It may not be the album we’ve been (impatiently) waiting for, but getting a more intimate view of the popstar’s life and continued evolution as an industry maverick seems pretty damn compelling. And as for new music? Well, they say patience is a virtue.
2019 ends in 19 days and there is no sign of ms Rihanna releasing the new music she promised us pic.twitter.com/F8iNrkTAJh
— c (@chuuzus) December 12, 2019
The currently untitled project will reportedly include more than 1,200 hours of footage, and will give fans a better understanding of Rihanna’s businesses, her family, sense of humour, and her love life. What’s more, THR reports that Amazon paid $25 million for the film’s rights. That sounds like a pretty impressive payday to us.
Also worth noting, the documentary is directed by Peter Berg, who’s no stranger to huge Hollywood action blockbusters (and yes, Friday Night Lights). He and Rihanna worked together on the 2012 film Battleship, so we’re pretty excited to see what they come up with in this format, sans alien spacecraft (oops, spoiler).
Now, this isn’t the first major deal Rihanna has forged with Amazon. Earlier this year, Rihanna’s Savage x Fenty Show premiered on Amazon Prime Video — and to say it was epic would honestly be an unforgivable understatement.
— Savage X Fenty by Rihanna (@SavageXFenty) September 20, 2019
The show, which took place in New York City, featured appearances by Halsey, Migos, Cara Delevingne, Gigi and Bella Hadid, Laverne Cox, Normani, and more.
Is it just us, or does everything Rihanna touch turn to gold?