Rihanna, Kanye West and Paul McCartney Debut “FourFiveSeconds”
There’s been a whole lot of “internet breaking” going on as of late and last night was no exception. The highly anticipated collaboration of the legendary Paul McCartney and hip-hop and pop royalty Kanye West and Rihanna hit the net last night. Rihanna debuted “FourFiveSeconds” on her website, two weeks after Kanye dropped the single, “Only One”, in which Ty Dolla $ign sings back up vocals.
Rihanna sings over the acoustic, percussion-less track about her flaws and faults:
“I think I’ve had enough. I might get a little drunk. I say what’s on my mind. I might do a little time. Cause all of my kindness is taken for weakness.”
Kanye comes in on a verse as he laments about his own troubles:
“If I go to jail tonight, promise you’ll pay my bail. See they want to buy my pride, but that just ain’t up for sale. See all of my kindness is taken for weakness.”
West previewed the track at an IHeartRadio summit music industry event last Thursday at which in true Kanye fashion he went on to deliver a 45 minute stream-of-consciousness speech about his “responsibility to innovate” and apparently revealed a conversation with the The Beatles member in which he asked, “What was pu**y like in the sixties?” He played the track straight from his computer for the audience before closing his laptop and exiting the stage without speaking of a release date.
You can listen to the track at RihannaNow.com. In the meantime, Rihanna’s bestie Melissa posted the pop star’s reaction to the track going live. Peep her cute reaction below: