But now comes new hope!
The 9-time Grammy victor also seemingly hinted at a potential collaboration with The Neptunes, a production team composed of Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo, making sure to include a shot of the famed duo's name on a screen in frame.
The "Needed Me" singer, 31, confirmed that she is working on new music on her Instagram Stories on Thursday, sharing a photo taken from a soundboard in a recording studio.
We still don't know if Rihanna and A$AP Rocky are actually an item or not but, judging by her solo plans for Valentine's Day, we've going to guess that they haven't exactly hit that stage yet.
Pharrell last joined forces with Rihanna for his group N.E.R.D. I'm so excited actually. I can't say who I'm working with, but it's somebody I've been wanting to work with him for a long time", she said before spilling, "Okay, I'll tell you. That came and I was like, 'Woah, I didn't think about this part.' But having that creative space and having different outlets goes right in line with music and creating.
She previously spoke about linking with Pharrell on Valentine's Day.
When pressed further, Rihanna responded: "Okay, I'll tell you".
Rihanna previously announced that, by the end of a year ago, she would release her ninth official studio album.
It was released to mostly positive reviews, which included numerous publications that had it on its best album of the year lists.
With the strength of four singles, it peaked at number one on the US Billboard 200 chart.