Rihanna outside a building in Soho, New York City (September 22nd 2009)

Singer Rihanna was spotted making her rounds in New York City Tuesday afternoon (Sep 22). Here she can be seen, wearing dark lipstick, thigh high boots and a gray sweatshirt styled skirt, arriving at a building in the Soho district of the city.

In related news, the team behind her new project says you should expect nothing short of greatness when she drops her fourth studio album early next year. She’s been working with Justin Timberlake, along with some other famous names to make sure she hits the industry right with this new LP.

“In my opinion, she’s got the world in the palm of her hand right now, based on her success with her last record,” Justin Timberlake told Access Hollywood before the Emmys. “The stuff we’ve come up with in the studio, it’s the next step for her. It’s a little more grown up. It’s got some edge to it.”

Chase & Status’ Saul Milton and Will Kennard have had a pair of sessions with Rihanna and describe the “Umbrella” singer as very professional and a “really cool girl, down to earth.” They also label her as someone who knows what she wants, musically. “When she doesn’t like something she’ll let you know. When she likes something she’ll let you know as well,” Milton told the BBC. “On one track she came up with some cool melodies and cool ideas, the kind of vibe she wanted. This album for her is just about what she likes and what she’s into and what she wants. If she’s not into the vibe she’ll be like, ‘Nope, I don’t think it’s for me.'” The pair also promise their “trademark big beats and big bass” on their Rihanna cuts.

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