Drake Talks Rihanna’s ‘Rated R’, Questions ‘Russian Roulette’
Rihanna's new album 'Rated R' is scheduled to drop at the end of this month, and she's getting some big support from her fellow artists. Young Money rapper Drake praised her upcoming album saying, "She's got great records that she's using, she's got great records that she's not even using that she has for a later date. I'm excited for her. She deserves everything that she gets."
Though the two were rumored to have been an item after Rihanna's much publicized breakup with singer Chris Brown, Drake was quick to deny the rumors, claiming they were simply friends, working on music together. They recorded a duet for 'Rated R,' which was produced by Norwegian pop kings, Stargate, but it unfortunately didn't make the cut. "We did do some great work together and hopefully it'll find its place on some project one day," Drake said of the song.
The Canadian MC did however question her decision to release 'Russian Roulette' as the album's first single. "I don't know if personally that's the route I would've gone for a single choice," he said of the song. I can only say that because I've been around and heard the music that she's coming with other than that record."
Drake continued to explain that he understands that artists have to make questionable decisions for their own reasons, at times. "We all make personal choices," he allowed. "It's like the same way I shot a certain type of video for 'Best I Ever Had.' Maybe that's where she's at emotionally right now. I think if I heard it in the mix with the other ones, I would probably find more appreciation for it as opposed to it being the only thing that people are hearing from her right now after so long."
Check out Rihanna's 'Rated R' on Nov. 23, and Drake's 'Thank Me Later,' which is scheduled for a February 2010 release.