Rihanna uploaded a quick :15 second preview of “FourFiveSeconds” to the IG and it’s post-worthy simply because of the wonderful silhouette of Rihanna looking up and singing that they’re going to use. I know what you’re thinking… it’s just a silhouette but her nose and lips actually make for a unique shape.
SNL is celebrating 40 years on the air this month and it’s going all out for a reunion special with old cast mates and musical guests. Among the latter: Kanye West, Paul McCartney, and Justin Timberlake. The latter may not only perform musically but comedically too and the former 2 would probably perform “Only One”, wouldn’t you think?
Full guest list below and in the video above with “SNL 40” ironically airing on Sunday, February 15th.
Kanye West, Justin Timberlake, Paul McCartney, Eddie Murphy, Chris Rock, Tom Hanks, Bill Murray, Jim Carrey, Will Ferrell, Robert De Niro, Adam Sandler, Jerry Seinfield, Mike Myers, Tina Fey, Jack Nicholson, Amy Poehler, Peyton Manning, Betty White, Maya Rudolph, Dana Carvey, Steve Martin, Kristen Wiig, Andy Samberg and more!
Now that it’s officially a single for both Rihanna and Kanye West’s upcoming albums, assuredly we’re going to see a music video for it with both superstars and that Paul McCartney guy. He’s going to blow up after this video!!!!
(Sorry, the teenager reaction is still so funny to me.)
Look for the video soon and the track on the top of the charts too, if it’s not there already.
UPDATE: Contrary to reports, Paul McCartney did not co-produce all of Kanye West’s new album, reps for McCartney and West tell Rolling Stone.
Reps also confirm that the album title that Ellen released saying Kanye’s album would be titled Only One are not true. Kanye will be appearing on Ellen this week, January 29th.
01.25.14: News via a simple IG comment from close Kanye collaborator and friend, Ibn Jasper:
Hey, as simple as that. And no surprise that yesterday’s surprise mega-hit in the making by Rihanna, Kanye, and Paul will be on both Ri-Ri & Kanye’s albums. Excited for more Kanye x Paul vibes. The first two have been welcoming and clearly have a calmer tone than Yeezus. No doubt Kanye was going to keep evolving.
One of the sneaky, and perhaps surprising contributors on “Only One” was none other than Ty Dolla $ign, who has some background vocals in the ballad.
In a new interview with Billboard, Ty expanded on working with Kanye and said that there’s a collab including him, Kanye, Paul McCartney, and Rihanna coming soon… I’m in on that.
“It’s gonna drop soon. I heard they shot the video recently. I don’t know what the final title is, but I know it’s crazy so just be looking out for [it].”
“Just take my time and really examine what’s dope and what’s not. He reminds me of myself a lot. [He has] all the homies around, everybody being like ‘yes’ or ‘no’ [about a song]. Also, be real critical about what you do, [and] not just let anything go out there.
At first, I was wondering what he was gonna’ think and all that shit, but I was like ‘I’ma just do this like I’m doing it for myself’ and everybody fucked with it. I gave that nervous shit up a couple years back and that’s when I was able to get it pippin.’ At first, I ain’t gon’ lie, I used to be a little nervous about what people were gon’ think about my music but once I let that go, then everything started happening.”