"I actually am in the studio and working on new music", she said to cheers from the audience.
The Graham Norton Show airs Friday 10.35pm on BBC One.
But a release date remains to be seen.
First on the monitor, Norton showed Rihanna with short hair leaving a club with Red Wine, prompting him to ask Riri, "Did you ask permission from the club when you left holding this glass?"
'That might have been one I took to the club, ' she said in her (pretty rubbish) defence - but the host kept on pulling up picture after picture of Rihanna, out and about, with a proper wine glass in her hand.
Epileptic boy, 12, will get cannabis oil
It contains an artificial version of THC and can be given to cancer patients to help relieve nausea during chemotherapy. Charlotte Caldwell has moved her son Billy to London to continue their fight for access to medical cannabis.