Rihanna is reportedly parting ways with Def Jam after almost a decade with the record company. She has inked a new deal with Jay Z’s Roc Nation label. Plus, Rihanna’s Instagram page has been deactivated…for now. Deets inside…
Storming the pop scene in 2005 with her debut album Music of the Sun, Rihanna and Def Jam have cranked out an impressive discography filled with #1 Pop Chart titles and many awards. But now that era of Rih’s life has come to an end and new one emerges.
A source confirmed to MTV that Rih has left Def Jam and has signed a new deal with her mentor Jay Z’s Roc Nation label. Hov partnered Roc Nation with one of music’s largest (if not the largest) corporations, Universal Music Group back in April. And that’s when Rih hopped on board joining, J. Cole, Rita Ora and others.
But there’s no bad blood between the Bajan beauty and the record label. Def Jam will reportedly still play a role in marketing and promoting the Pop princess’ music. Since she’s now on Roc Nation’s roster, it’s unclear whether her next project will have Def Jam or Roc Nation’s logo on it. Either way, Rih is still winning.
And on another RiRi note…
The sexy singer’s Instagram account has been deactivated…at least for now.
Remember when she posted those risqué topless and bottomless photos from her LUI Magazine shoot? Well IG honchos requested she take them down. Which she did, but now her account is nowhere to be found.
Not sure if she deactivated her account herself (after threatening to leave in the comments on a fan page) or if Instagram deactivated her account for violating their terms.
We went to her page this is what came up:
Guess we will just have to patiently wait for her return...if she ever decides to come back.
Photos: FameFlynet/Rihanna's IG/LUI Magazine