R&B siren Rihanna will extend an umbrella to Young Money rapper Nicki Minaj as she recruits the femcee to contribute to her forthcoming Loud album, on a track called “Raining Men”.
Minaj will be just one of several guest features on the singer’s follow-up to 2009’s Rated R.
The sexy siren teams up with her could-have-been tourmate Nicki Minaj for “Raining Men,” described as an uptempo record. “There isn’t much of a chorus, but the song features a variation of the popular children’s phrase ‘eenie meenie miney mo,'” writes Jared. Other highlights include the catchy “Cheers,” which samples Avril Lavigne‘s “I’m With You,” a naughty club banger called “S&M,” the second single “What’s My Name,” and the ballad “Fading Away,” which likely references her relationship with ex-boyfriend Chris Brown. (Rap-Up)
In a past interview with FADER, Minaj said she had penned a song for Rihanna’s last album.
“I am so territorial, that [from the start] I just felt like whatever I was gonna do I was gonna write it myself,” she says in the new FADER. “it’s my personal preference to always be in control of everything I do in life…This [Rihanna song] wasn’t supposed to come out in the world with Nicki Minaj on it. This was written for someone else, and I felt so f*cked up behind it. But I thought the beat was very different, and I wanted to write something for Rihanna that showed like, I already shut that sh*t down.” (Blogxilla)
Rihanna is also reportedly working on new music with Young Money’s Drake.
“I just did this great song with Rihanna so I hope we get to shoot a video for that too,” Drake revealed in a recent interview. “I’m really excited about that song…I don’t know if I’m supposed to talk about that actually.” (MTV)
According to reports, Rihanna’s new LP will come out this November.
Rihanna debuted “Only Girl (In the World),” the lead single from her new album, Loud, which is due out on November 16, via Ryan Seacrest‘s radio show. The song, which displays a Euro pop flair, marks a new sonic direction for Rihanna, whose icy vocal dominate the thumping beat. (Artist Direct)
Check out some recent Rihanna footage down below: