Maybach Music Group rapper Wale is doing nothing to lessen chatter about him possibly dating R&B superstar Rihanna by deciding to hook up with her for the remix to his new “Bad” anthem.
While most may have to wait until his The Gifted‘s June 25th release to hear the full collabo, Wale has teased fans with a snippet of the revamped track.
One of the most anticipated collaborations on Wale’s album The Gifted is the remix to “Bad” featuring Rihanna. The MMG rapper gave Sway a first listen to the song during his visit to “Sway in the Morning.” He played a snippet featuring the “original bad girl” on his phone while on air. RiRi can be heard singing Tiara Thomas’ part and even adds some rhymes. “Bad girls want a real ni**a,” she declares, while Wale raps, “Bad girls always end up unapologetic.” In addition to Rihanna, The Gifted (due June 25) features collaborations with Nicki Minaj, Juicy J, 2 Chainz, Wiz Khalifa, Meek Mill, and more. (Rap-Up)
This week, Wale revealed the song’s original collaborator Tiara Thomas had left him for another music opportunity.
Speaking of Thomas, Wale said that she’s found a “situation.” Although it’s not with him (despite a couple of years of industry friendship and mentoring), he wishes her well. “I was a casualty of the game,” he said, noting that the two never signed “paperwork.” “Shout out to Tiara Thomas, though, she’s a dope artist, she’s an incredible artist … I kick myself before I complain about somebody else.” (BET)
Recently, the MMG rapper nixed rumors about him dating RiRi simply based on them working together on new music.
“The thing about Rihanna is her realness. I can’t be really cool with a lot of girls. When you have a friend like that, that got more than you, you just gotta appreciate the friendship. You gon’ smoke alot, you gon’ chill, you gon’ dance, it’s gonna be a movie around you. You cant try and smash everything. You gotta have soem platonic friends.” (“The Breakfast Club”)
Buzz behind them possibly being more than just friends started bubbling online around mid-May.
Rihanna and Wale love to party it up. Check out the two hitting the club in NYC last night with DJ Suss One and Rih’s girl, model Cara Delevingne… Rumors are circling about Wale & Rihanna possibly being more than friends as of late. But we’re not co-signing or believing any of them. Rih’s actually working on some new music, possibly a remix to “Bad”, with Wale. And she even tweeted a pic the other day of the two working together: (The YBF)
Check out the “Bad” snippet: