According to TheYBF, Rihanna is parting ways with Def Jam after almost a decade with the record company. She has inked a new deal with Jay Z’sRoc Nation label. Plus, Rihanna’s Instagram page has been deactivated.
Storming the pop scene in 2005 with her debut albumMusic 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.
Sidebar: Yes, Rihanna is definitely winning except for on Instagram. Her account is banned.