News: Rihanna Says Jay-Z Can Out Rap Kanye West, "He's The King, It Doesn't Get Better Than That" [Video]
Tuesday, Feb 2, 2010 10:45AM
Rihanna recently shared her thoughts on long-time collaborators Kanye West and Jay-Z and said the Roc Nation leader is rap's top emcee in the game.
When asked who is the better rapper Rihanna said Jay-Z holds the crown. She also shared what future ventures she has lined up.
"Well, I think it's hands down to Jay-Z," Rihanna said comparing Jay to Kanye. "He's like the king. It doesn't get better than that but you know, Kanye is also one of my favorite rappers...Next, I want to get into movies and my fashion line and focus on that just a little bit but immediately we're going to be touring this spring and that'll go on for the rest of the year." (Skee TV)
The threesome won a Grammy for their "Run This Town" collaboration last weekend.
Jay-Z wins Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for "Run This Town", his joint track with Rihanna and Kanye West. The announcement is made by Placido Domingo and Mos Def. The rap mogul went onto the stage with Rihanna and Solange Knowles' son. While Jay-Z thanks the "genius that is Kanye West," who is nowhere to be seen during the telecast, Rihanna turns to Jigga for her thank-you speech. (Ordoh News)
Rihanna recently linked with Jay for their Hope For Haiti telethon performance.
The "Hope for Haiti Now" telethon, led by George Clooney and Haiti-born rapper Wyclef Jean, has raised more than $57 million for relief to the earthquake-ravaged country, organizers said on Saturday. They called the $57 million a record for public donations in a disaster relief telethon, and said the figures were still "preliminary" as they exclude donations by corporations and large private donors and sales figures on website iTunes. Organizers said the "Hope for Haiti Now" album was the biggest one-day album pre-order in iTunes history and was currently No. 1 on iTunes' album chart in 18 countries. (ABC News)
Reports show the telethon raised roughly $61 million in relief efforts.
"Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief" drew a cumulative audience of more than 83 million viewers and a gross average audience of more than 24 million viewers in the United States, according to Nielsen Media Research. The telethon has now raised more than $61 million in donations from the general public to date. Across the Web and mobile, "Hope for Haiti Now" attracted 1.9 million video streams during the live broadcast. Between the live broadcast and replays of the performances available on MTV.com and other sites, "Hope for Haiti Now" attracted 5.8 million total streams throughout the weekend. (MTV)
Check out Rihanna speaking on Jay-Z & Kanye West down below: