Rihanna Taps Nicki Minaj for Guest Verse on ‘Raining Men’
Rihanna is currently gearing up for the release of her dance-oriented, Caribbean-flavored album, 'LOUD,' and she's got a few tricks up her sleeve. Writers were invited to preview the album yesterday at L.A. Reid's Def Jam offices, and while the offering focused mainly on RiRi, she has an ace in the hole with a guest spot from Nicki Minaj.
The Young Money rapstress appears on the track 'Raining Men,' which blogger Just Jared describes as a 'fast and uptempo' song. The tune doesn't have much of a chorus, but the girls chant "eenie, meenie, miney, mo" from the popular children's song.
Additional cuts that were previewed include the steamy 'S&M,' second single 'What's My Name?' and 'Cheers,' which samples Avril Lavigne's 'I'm With You' and was 'unbelievably catchy.' 'Turn it around with a dollar round, there's a party at the bar everybody put your glasses up,' sings Rihanna. 'Cheers to the freakin weekend, I drink to that.'
The album also features a song titled 'Fading Away,' believed to be about her ex-boyfriend Chris Brown. 'So fed up, don't press your luck today. What's a girl to do when she's crying inside?' she croons.
'LOUD,' Rihanna's fifth album in five years, follows on the heels of last year's 'Rated R.' The new LP, which has already spawned the hit 'Only Girl (In the World),' is due in stores November 16.