Wait, that’s it? Rihanna returned to music on PARTYNEXTDOOR’s ‘Consider it’ – sorta. RiRi delivered the observe’s hook, and whereas the NAVY was joyful to listen to her voice, some had been anticipating much more.

Rihanna is barely even on this tune.” That was the first main criticism after PARTYNEXTDOOR, 26, launched “Consider It” on Mar. 27. The observe was billed as “that includes Rihanna,” however to some, the 32-year-old singer is much less a “characteristic” and extra of an “enhanced cameo.” She sings on the refrain, delivering, “Finest make me consider it / Consider you received’t deceive me.” She additionally added background vocals to PND’s first verse — “The ground is yours” / “Hey, both consider me otherwise you don’t” / “Select To Consider me otherwise you received’t” / “I’m lifeless, child” / “You instructed me” — however, that’s it. And a few followers had been form of underwhelmed.

“I believed this was a characteristic not a Rihanna barely sings throughout the entire tune and solely does backing sort of characteristic. However then once more thanks [eyeroll emoji],” one tweeted. “LMAOOOO nah Rihanna is known as a prison for giving us 5 phrases.” “i cant consider Rihanna performed us like that looool she stated u need my voice? right here’s 5 phrases now stfu.” “Rihanna after whispering 5 phrases on the #partynextdoor  observe. I feel RiRi hates us lol #PARTYMOBILE” “Rihanna actually repeating FIVE phrases in Consider it with PARTYNEXTDOOR however imma take these crumbs in any case.”

It’s true. Loads of the Rihanna NAVY was joyful to “take these crumbs,” with some saying that they’ll spend the “remainder of quarantine listening to Rihanna repeat the identical 5 phrases on Social gathering’s album.” Others weren’t so forgiving. “Riri Fan: we would like an Album. Rihana 4years later: right here’s a refrain, make it work.” Rihanna’s final album was 2016’s ANTI. After that, she appeared on three different tracks: N.E.R.D’s “Lemon,” Kendrick Lamar’s “Loyalty,” and “Wild Ideas,” the DJ Khaled-produced observe that includes RiRi and Bryson Tiller. PND helped write the tune, and he additionally collaborated with Rihanna on writing her tracks “Work,” and “Intercourse With Me.”  

Since releasing Music of the Solar in 2005, Rihanna has been extremely prolific. In fifteen years, she has launched eight studio albums, two compilation collections, two remix albums, and 71 singles. But, followers nonetheless need extra, and proceed to plead for her to launch R9, the short-term title they’ve given her ninth album. For context, JAY-Z, the person credited with discovering Rihanna, has solely put out 13 albums since his 1996 debut, Affordable Doubt.

When R9 is dropped, it may not be what followers expect. This ninth album is rumored to be Rihanna’s reggae file. “I like to take a look at it as a reggae-inspired or reggae-infused album,” Rihanna stated to Vogue in October. “It’s not gonna be typical of what you recognize as reggae. However you’re going to really feel the weather in all the tracks.”