Shaggy ruffled a few feathers when he claimed Rihanna asked him to audition in order to be apart of her highly-anticipated, mystery, R9 album. “They approached me for the Rihanna project, yeah,” Shaggy reportedly said. “There’s a lot of great people involved but for me, I didn’t need to audition to be on the record, I’ll leave that to younger guys.”
Jamaica Irie FM Morning Show reports that they spoke to a representative from Riri’s camp and they shut down claims of the Bajan singer asking the reggae veteran to audition. “We are working on an album, not a talent show, so why would [Rihanna] require Shaggy or any other artist to audition?” the rep reportedly said, according to TheJasmineBRAND.
The rep also added that Shaggy was the one who reached out to the Bad Gal. “After Rihanna had already gathered all the material for the album, Shaggy contacted her asking to be a part of the album,” they stated. “She explained to him that the album was pretty much completed and they were just working on mixing, mastering and deciding which songs to actually use. However, she invited him to submit some materials so she could see if it fits with the flow of the album. That was by no means asking for an audition, it was more going out of her way to get him on the album.”
Shaggy has yet to comment on Rihanna’s rep’s statement, but hopefully, he clarifies it soon.
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R&B singer Rihanna is making it hard not to get ready for Valentine’s Day. The popular crooner has blessed social media this weekend with a batch of new lingerie pics flexing her fancy Savage x Fenty fashion line. Look and comment below!
A New Year brings a new collection from Rihanna’s Savage X Fenty line of lingerie. Announced on New Year’s Day, the new drop is a collaboration with fashion designer Adam Selman focused on Valentine’s Day and additional releases headed into the early Spring.
“I couldn’t imagine anyone other than Adam for Savage X Fenty’s first designer collaboration,” Rihanna said in a statement. “Adam is everything the brand stands for – fun, playful, sexy.”
“I wanted to do something that was still in the spirit of Savage X Fenty, but give them an offering they didn’t have already,” Selman said to InStyle. “I went almost as girly and lovey, lovey, lovey as possible, and then I made it super sexy to counteract that.”
While her fans continue to patiently wait for a new album, Rihanna is out here getting to the bag. She has locked down a monster deal for upcoming film.
The Hollywood Reporter is stating that Amazon has purchased the exclusive rights to the RiRi’s forthcoming documentary. According to their sources the streaming platform dropped a whopping $25 million for the untitled project. This is on the heels of the recent news where Apple TV+ announced that they would be the official home of the Billie Eilish documentary via a deal that is also rumored to be around the $25 million mark.
Directed by Peter Berg, the Rihanna documentary is being touted as an unfiltered look into the pop star’s life. Thus far Berg has already shot over 1,200 hours of her in the last two years. He detailed the experience in an interview with THR. “That was a fun change of pace…to go travel with Rihanna around Europe, and Rihanna is surrounded by girls. We were in Nice [France]. She was going to do a concert on Bastille Day. And that truck driver who killed all those people plowed through them right in front of our hotel. So even in me trying to do something light, I had a very, very front-row seat to something that horrific” he explained. The two previously worked on Battleship together in 2012.
Another pop superstar has scored a mega payday from a streamer. Amazon has landed worldwide rights to a Peter Berg-directed doc about Rihanna. Sources say Amazon paid $25 million for the untitled film’s rights in a move that reflects last week’s $25 million Apple TV+ deal for a Billie Eilish doc directed by and produced in collaboration with Eilish’s label, Interscope Records. (The Hollywood Reporter)
As the outlet describes, the project is an “unfiltered look into Rihanna’s life, providing a glimpse into the evolution of one of the world’s most well-known pop artists. With unparalleled access into the singer’s life and more than 1,200 hours of footage, the doc offers private insights into Rihanna’s personality, sense of humor, work ethic, family and love.” (Pop Crush)
“I think she’s an extraordinary young woman and it really is kind of a pretty comprehensive profile of what goes in to making her this talent that she is. The work ethic, the talent, luck, the hustle, the vision. She’s a really, really interesting woman and the movie will be out in about a month and half, two months we’ll be able to start showing it.” (Slash Film)
Grammy-winning singer Rihanna is here for the pinstripes. The R&B superstar took a moment away from music-making to share her love for the New York Yankees and flex in some jogging gear. Look and comment below!