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Rihanna trolls fans with ‘I’m retired’ T-shirt while out in NYC with A$AP Rocky: ‘Never getting an album’

Rihanna teased fans Thursday when she wore a shirt that read, “I’m retired.” Ulices Ramales / BACKGRID

Rihanna’s fans are once again convinced they’re never getting new music.

On Thursday, the “Diamonds” hitmaker was photographed in New York City with beau A$AP Rocky sporting a graphic tee that read, “I’m retired. This is as dressed up as I get.”

She paired the vintage Peacock Papers T-shirt with an ankle-length navy skirt, a neon-green Bottega Veneta purse, vintage Dior sunglasses and red sneakers.

The full shirt read, “I’m retired. This is as dressed up as I get.” Ulices Ramales / BACKGRID

Fans continued to worry that she may never drop her ninth studio album. X

The “Work” hitmaker has been teasing the album since 2019. X

Fans — who have long awaited the singer’s ninth studio album after 2016’s “Anti” — shared their reactions to her bold fashion statement on social media.

“Rihanna literally said f–k yall, I’m retired ????never getting an album from a retired queen,” one X user tweeted Thursday night.

“Not Rihanna being spotted wearing a [sic] ‘i’m retired’ shirt.. GIRL IF YOU DON’T GET IN THE BOOTH!!” another eager fan wrote.

However, Rihanna confirmed in April that a new album is on the way. Brock Miller / Splash News

“It’s gonna be amazing,” she teased. Getty Images

A third fan quipped, “Rihanna actually said don’t bother asking me for new music, ‘I’m retired’, lol.”

“Seeing Rihanna in that ‘I’m retired’ shirt broke me a little bit,” a fourth person posted.

Despite what her shirt said, the Grammy-winning songstress, 36, recently confirmed there’s a new album in the works while speaking to Extra in April.

“It’s gonna be amazing,” she gushed. “It has to be — that is the only reason it’s not out yet. … There should be a show of growth, right?”

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But, Rihanna all but promised fans that they would get a new album last year. Getty Images for Roc Nation

“Like, honestly, it’d be ridiculous if it’s not this year,” she told British Vogue in March 2023. Getty Images for Roc Nation

She added, “I want to play, and I feel like music is a playground, and I want to have fun with it and show truly where I am at.”

That same month, she also told “Entertainment Tonight” the music she’s been working on is “so good.”

However, a release date is still unclear, especially considering Rihanna basically promised fans new music last year.

“Honestly, it’d be ridiculous if it’s not this year,” she told British Vogue in her March 2023 cover story.

Rihanna has not released an album since 2016’s “Anti.” Getty Images

Since then, she has welcomed two children with A$AP Rocky. asaprocky/Instagram

“I realized that if I keep waiting until this feels right and perfect and better, maybe it’s going to keep taking forever and maybe it’ll never come out…” she explained.

Rihanna has actually been trolling fans since 2019, when she claimed to be done with “R9.”

“Update: me listening to R9 by myself and refusing to release it,” she teased on Instagram at the time.

The “Stay” hitmaker has also built a wildly successful makeup and skincare brand. Fenty Beauty

This week, she announced a haircare line. Fenty Beauty

Meanwhile, the “Umbrella” singer is also focused on motherhood and her business empire.

On Tuesday, she announced she’s expanding her Fenty Beauty brand to include haircare.

A teaser video offered a sneak peek at Fenty Hair’s forthcoming hair gel, a moisture mask and shampoo and conditioner, which are all supposed to “strengthen and repair all types of hair.”

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