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Happy Holidays, Rihanna Did Not Surprise-Release ‘Anti’ at Midnight Last Night

LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 07: Singer Rihanna at Rihanna's 8th album artwork reveal for "ANTI" at MAMA Gallery on October 7, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for WESTBURY ROAD ENTERTAINMENT LLC)

Last night, when the clock struck midnight, former pop star Rihanna did not surprise-release her long-awaited album after a lengthy campaign buildupAnti, which would’ve been the singer’s eighth album had it been released, would’ve presumably included the song “Bitch Better Have My Money” along with several other tracks. Rihanna first teased the mythic LP — once known only as #R8 — back in May of 2014, which was 19 album-less months ago.

There were rumors that the album would drop as a Tidal exclusive on November 27. It didn’t. The “album” is also being teased by a Samsung-sponsored app called ANTIdiaRY. When Anti didn’t drop last night, only four of the app’s eight “rooms” had been opened.

It is December 11, 2015.

Stream Rihanna’s Anti nowhere, and while you’re at it, download Frank Ocean’s new album nowhere as well.