Rihanna cancels Victoria Secret’s performance to focus on her forthcoming album


Heartbreaking news for fans of high fashion, pop music, and all things Rihanna

The “FourFive Seconds” singer, Rihanna, has officially cancelled her performance for this year’s Victoria Secret Fashion Show, and People reported on Tuesday (Nov. 3) that the decision was made in hopes of dedicating more time to finish Anti, the pop star’s latest album-in-progress.

After the raving reviews following Rihanna’s 2012 Victoria Secret Fashion Show performance set, fans were greatly anticipating the singer’s return to the throne.

Alas, fans will have to wait at least one year longer.

Ellie Goulding will step up to the plate in Rihanna’s absence, performing alongside previously announced performers Selena Gomez and The Weeknd. With Goulding’s new album dropping this Friday (Nov. 6), we might expect some never-before-seen performances from the “On My Mind” singer’s repertoire.