While Rihanna is slaying at Crop Over festival per usual, and proving that God must be real because he gave us this specimen of pure divinity, a figure on the other end of that spectrum has revealed even more proof of her utter perfection. In a new interview with GQ Style, the producer who, as one half of Major Lazer regularly synthesizes Caribbean sounds into their lowest common denominator, tells the tale of his thirst to get Rihanna on a track. In case you couldn’t predict this already, it did not go well.
From the interview:
So how do you get something to Rihanna?
I just want her on a Major Lazer song. She’s like the one artist that we can’t ever get.
Rihanna and Major Lazer seem well aligned.
I think before we’re all done, she’ll be on a song of ours. Hopefully. But if not, I don’t really care. I played her “Lean On.” She was like, I don’t do house music. I face-palmed so hard on that one. Another time I had a session with her, and Future was also invited. The Weeknd was there. Metro Boomin was there before anybody knew who he was. I was so contact high. Future played her, like, 700 songs. It was four in the morning. Finally, I was like, Yo, G, I’m leaving unless you let me play her a song. So I played her a song. And she was like, ‘This sounds like a reggae song at an airport.’ [laughs] I was like, I’m gonna go kill myself.
Hmm, yeah that doesn’t sound promising Dip! But perhaps before you’re all done, yes, she will acquiesce. I’m not a full blown Major Lazer hater, and that song they did with Amber Coffman is pretty spectacular, but I also can’t say in good faith that this assessment doesn’t apply to quite a bit of their work. If Rihanna ever decides to grace us with some more music criticism, her takes would probably be beneficial for a lot of producers currently working.