It claims she is dropping her album in a few short weeks.
Highlights from Rihanna's New York Times interview
Rihanna's manager, Jay Brown, and Jay Z key were players in the deal. Jay was spotted at the Samsung offices in New York earlier this month, prompting some to assume he was working out an exit to TIDAL, but insiders claim Rihanna's deal was his focus.
They also claim Rihanna is releasing the album in the next few weeks. If her upcoming promo schedule is any indication, it's true. She is set to perform at the Victoria's Secret fashion show on Nov. 10 and will play a "big part" in a high budget 3D sci-fi film “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets.”
However, with Adele's impending takeover, Rihanna just might wait until 2016 (our guess).