Rihanna puts music career on hold, planning fashion empire

- after her new album R8 got scrapped due to underperformance of her first 3 singles, the "James Joint" singer Rihanna is making her music take a backseat

- Rihanna is planning on launching her own accessories line instead

- the disappointing response to her new music (American Oxygen peaked at #78 in US and #71 in UK) after a long break from music made Rihanna question her place in the music industry

- Rihanna wants to launch herself as a "serious fashion designer" under the brand name $CHOOL KIlls and expand beyond accesories in the future

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