It wasn’t even all that long ago that Rihanna referred to Major Lazer‘s smash hit ‘Lean On’ as house music and that she compared a song produced by Diplo to ‘a reggae song at an airport’. The American popstar’s remark caused quite a stir on social media at the time, but after her sincere apologies (“My bad, Diplo”), a collab between the two might now actually be happening in the near future.
As for Diplo, he made no secret he would love to work with Rihanna one day. He previously admitted that ‘Lean On’ was offered to both Rihanna and Nicki Minaj, but eventually was given to MØ when both superstars declined. Still, he stated the following quote:
“I just want her on a Major Lazer song, she’s like the one artist we can’t ever get. I think before we’re all done, she’ll be on a song of ours. Hopefully. But if not, I don’t really care.”
In a recent interview with The Daily Star, Alesso also added to the story now, mentioning that Rihanna is finally exploring the realms of EDM on her forthcoming ninth album. According to the publication, Alesso stated:
“I’ve heard she wants to take over the dance music charts, we have some mutual friends, so we’ll see what happens with that. She has the voice that fits on any record, she makes every record sound great. Whether dance, house, ballad, Rihanna can do it all. It will be great.”
Besides Diplo, Alesso mentioned the names of Calvin Harris, David Guetta, and Martin Garrix as artists that Rihanna is working with on her new album. A tweet from Diplo this weekend also seems to confirm that it’s happening: “The first rule of fight club is you do not talk about fight club,” the tweet said. After announcing that Major Lazer will call it quits, we’re anxious to see what the future holds and if there will indeed be a collaboration between Rihanna and Diplo.
the first rule of fight club is you do not talk about fight club https://t.co/S5kubaGC0N
— wes (@diplo) September 28, 2018