Rihanna: Angrier, Edgier and Ready to Roar?

Ne-Yo and Akon reveal details on what to expect on the songstress's next album

By Marc Malkin Sep 14, 2009 2:10 PMTags
Rihanna, Akon, Ne-YoJP Yim/Getty Images, Lester Cohen/Getty Images, Eric Charbonneau/Getty images

It sounds like Rihanna is getting ready to sound off on you know what.

While Chris Brown may have made his first public statements to Larry King, Rihanna, 21, could be using music to have her say.

Music impresario Ne-Yo told me at last night's MTV Video Music Awards that he's been in the studio writing with Rihanna for her next album—and it's certainly no sweet ballads they've been working on together.

Read on to find out what's in store from Rihanna...

"Expect an edgier, almost angrier Rihanna on this one," Ne-Yo, 29, said.

And a much more forthcoming Rihanna, too.

"Rihanna says some things on this album that you've never heard her say before," Ne-Yo said.

Akon also revealed that he's working with Rihanna, too. "I'm not supposed to say anything but I'm going to work on as many songs as possible with her," he said.

However, Akon will likely stick with the sunnier side of things. "I'm going to lighten her up," Akon said. "I don't want an angry Rihanna."

Both men insisted they have no clue as to when the album will be released. (The two also have been working with some other superstar divas. Come back here later on to find out all the dishy scoop.)

It was definitely a lightened-up Rihanna having a good time at the House of Hype lounge's pre-VMA festivities at the Rivington Hotel. She was spotted hanging at the Nivea-sponsored Directors' Dinner with Pink, Timbaland and Lance Bass. After the awards, she hit Jay-Z's The Blueprint 3 party at 1OAK.


We love Rihanna's music and we think her looks are pretty fierce, too. Check out her fashion gallery.