Stop whatever you’ve been doing! Rihanna has just released a brand new song with Kanye West and Paul McCartney called “FourFiveSeconds”!
The song, off Ri’s forthcoming eighth studio album, is a departure from 2012’s Unaplogetic. A plucky acoustic guitar complements Rihanna’s vocals. “I think I’ve had enough/ Might get a little drunk/ I say what’s on my mind/ I might do a little time,” she sings on the opening lines of the track. “Cause all of my kindness/ Is taken for weakness.”
For Kanye’s part, he sings, “Woke up an optimist/ Sun was shining, I’m positive/ Then I heard you was talking trash/ Hold me back/ I’m about to spazz.”
Later, on the chorus, Kanye and Rihanna harmonize together, “Now I’m four, five seconds from wildin’/ And we got three more days ’till Friday/ I’m just tyring to make it back home by Monday morning.”
Check out how Rihanna reacts to fans reaction for the new song!
On Wednesday, West previewed new music from his seventh studio album at the iHeartMedia Music Summit at Burbank, Calif.’s iHeartRadio Theatre, according to a source at the event. After Def Jam CEO Steve Bartels started his scheduled presentation — talking about upcoming records from Big Sean, Alesso and Axwell /\ Ingrosso — he suddenly announced: “I wanna stop this and turn it over to one of the great iconic rock stars of our time: Kanye West.”
Kanye walked out with his laptop to a stunned room and picked up the mic — then, noting the size of the room, put it down and asked if everyone could hear him and proceeded to speak for around 45 minutes without a mic.
He talked at length about his experience of working with Paul McCartney on “Only One.” He then sang some of “Only One” a cappella, and you could hear a pin drop in the room.
He finished by playing one new song: a duet with Rihanna (title unknown) that featured acoustic guitar and a big, soaring chorus and melody with a massive hook. He then slammed his laptop shut and walked offstage to a standing ovation.
Perhaps the Rihanna song is the collaboration that also features Ty Dolla $ign and McCartney that Ty mentioned to Billboard in early January. “Me, Rihanna, ‘Ye and Paul [Mc Cartney] got a song about to drop as well,” Ty Dolla $ign said. “It’s gonna drop soon. I heard they shot the video recently. I don’t know what the final title is, but I know it’s crazy, so just be looking out for [it].”
Ne-Yo has opened up about his recording sessions with Rihanna for her new album. The R&B singer and producer explained that while he’s unsure whether any of the tracks they’ve worked on together will make the final album, what he’s heard from the collection so far sounds “unlike anything else”.
“I’m doing lots of songwriting – that will never go away,” he told OfficialCharts.com “I’ve been focusing on a lot of new artists at the moment as opposed to established ones. That said, I did a few sessions with Rihanna not so long ago. We did some stuff for the R8 album. I don’t know what’s going to be kept and I don’t know what’s going to happen with it, but we definitely did a few sessions together.”Asked when can expect to hear the album, he said: “She’s enjoying life, man! She deserves it. The album will come out – it’ll be out soon enough. I personally feel like when it comes out, people will forget about how long the wait was. It’ll definitely be worth the wait. What I’ve heard so far sounds unlike anything else. It’s coming!”
Rihanna and Ne-Yo have previously collaborated on 2007’s “Hate That I Love You”, which peaked at Number 15 on the Official Singles Chart. The star has also penned Rihanna’s Top 10 singles “Unfaithful”, “Russian Roulette” and Number 1 single “Take A Bow”.
Watch Rihanna share what Home means to her with Jim Parsons in an interview for the Home movie. Coming to theatres on March 27th!
Home is an upcoming American 3D computer-animated comedy based on the 2007 Adam Rex’s children’s book The True Meaning of Smekday staring Jim Parsons, Rihanna, Jennifer Lopez, and Steve Martin.
“When Earth is taken over by the overly-confident Boov, an alien race in search of a new place to call home, all humans are promptly relocated, while all Boov get busy reorganizing the planet. But when one resourceful girl, Tip, (Rihanna) manages to avoid capture, she finds herself the accidental accomplice of a banished Boov named Oh (Jim Parsons). The two fugitives realize there’s a lot more at stake than intergalactic relations as they embark on the road trip of a lifetime. HOME will feature the voice talents of Rihanna, Jim Parsons, Steve Martin and Jennifer Lopez and will screen in 3D.”
Fendi has teamed with Rihanna, Sarah Jessica Parker, Rachel Feinstein, Jourdan Dunn and Leandra Medine on a new charity project that will mark the official inauguration of the brand’s newest flagship on Madison Avenue in New York.
Fendi has asked the five women to personalize their own 3Baguette handbag — a style launched at the end of last year that reinterprets the Fendi accessory with a more structured shape and the FF logo becoming a lock rather than simply a decorative element. Parker, Rihanna and Feinstein have also designed micro-baguette models. The bags will be unveiled at a cocktail party at the new store on Feb. 13 hosted by Karl Lagerfeld, Silvia Venturini Fendi and chairman and chief executive officer Pietro Beccari.
The bags will be on display at the New York unit from Feb. 13 to March 13 and available for purchase at the same time through a dedicated online auction site, launch3baguetteauction.fendi.com, which Fendi is launching at the end of this month.
Proceeds will be channeled to charitable organizations selected by each woman. Rihanna proceeds will benefit The Clara Lionel Foundation, which she founded in 2012 in honor of her grandparents, and which works to improve the quality of life for communities globally in the areas of health, education, arts and culture.
Rihanna and her best friend Melissa went to the Lakers game last night (January 15) in Los Angeles. Check out more pictures in the gallery.
DIRECTV will host the crown jewel of Super Bowl parties on Saturday, Jan. 31, when worldwide icon Rihanna takes the stage at DIRECTV Super Saturday Night Co-Hosted by Mark Cuban’s AXS TV and Pro Football Hall of Famer Michael Strahan. The invitation-only event will be held inside DIRECTV Super Fan Stadium at the Pendergast Family Farm in Glendale, Arizona’s Sports and Entertainment District, across from University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, the site of Super Bowl XLIX.
DIRECTV Super Saturday Night has become the most sought-after invitation of the weekend, as each year DIRECTV presents the music world’s hottest talent including Katy Perry (2012), Justin Timberlake (2013) and Jay-Z and Beyoncé (2014).
DIRECTV Super Saturday Night is a private, invitation-only event. Tickets are not available for purchase.