Rihanna is back in the studio recording new material, producer Adonis Shropshire told entertainment site Hip Hollywood.
According to the producer, who has won Grammys for his work with artists such as Usher and Mariah Carey, Rihanna is using music as a refuge while dealing with the ongoing court case against her boyfriend, Chris Brown.
“With anybody who goes through something in the world, you have to bring yourself out of it, so I guess her refuge is her music,” Adonis told the site. “You have to remember, she’s a kid still.”
Rihanna, 21, has reportedly reunited with Brown following his alleged assault on her on February 8, though the two have yet to be sighted together since the incident. On Saturday night, an Access Hollywood staffer spotted Rihanna enjoying dinner at posh Italian eatery Il Ristorante di Giorgio Baldi with no sign of the “Kiss Kiss” singer.
Brown has been charged with one count each of assault and making criminal threats and appeared in court on March 5, when his arraignment was pushed until April 6.
But Adonis said that Rihanna is spending her time in the studio focusing on new material, which he claims will be an improvement on her 2007 hit album, “Good Girl Gone Bad.”
“She always brings her best whenever she steps onto the stage or the studio,” he said. “This is definitely going to be an eclipse of what she’s done before. It’s going to be hot.”