Kanye West Previews New Song Featuring Rihanna
Yesterday (Jan. 21) at iHeartMedia Music Summit, Kanye West previewed a Rihanna collaboration off his seventh studio album at Burbank, Calif.'s iHeartRadio Theatre. Reports from Billboard say Yeezy played the unnamed duet with Rihanna that featured "acoustic guitar and a big, soaring chorus and melody with a massive hook." Earlier this month Ty Dolla $ign said that he worked on a track that included 'Ye, Rihanna and Paul McCartney, adding that it might be dropping soon. Could this be the song?
Kanye was invited on stage by Def Jam CEO Steve Bartels to speak at the Summit. There he spoke for roughly 45 minutes about his "responsibility to innovate," speaking at length about his new song "Only One." On New Years Day, the Chicago MC dropped “Only One,” a Paul McCartney collab that was dedicated to his daughter North West. The song came about basically during a jam session between West and McCartney. The G.O.O.D. Music head honcho only realized he had something special after he heard the song played back to him. That's when 'Ye noticed "my only one" was a name his late mother, Donda West, had called him.
When everything was over and done with, Kanye West walked off the stage to a standing ovation. Yeezy Season is approaching.