In November, in an article entitled 'RIHANNAWATCH: THREAT LEVEL CRITICAL', we explained that the world should be on high alert because new Rihanna music could, should and maybe even would appear within 48 hours.
We were right in a way, because new Rihanna material did indeed appear within that 48-hour window.
But we were also wrong, because — call us old fashioned here — when we say we want new Rihanna material, what we tend to have in mind is something longer than about fifteen seconds.
Fact: it's not Q4 without a Rihanna album.
So thanks, Rihanna. Thanks for ruining what should have been the most special time in the annual pop calendar.
(NB: If the rumours about a Christmas Day or New Year's Eve release turn out not to be bollocks we will partially forgive her, but the damage is done really.)