During his media run on the red carpet at Sunday night’s 57th annual Grammy Awards, Kanye West confirmed his role for Rihanna’s upcoming eighth studio album, which is led by the Ye and Paul McCartney-assisted single, “FourFiveSeconds.”
“I’m executive-producing Rihanna’s album,” Kanye told E! News’ Ryan Seacrest.
The multi-Grammy winner could not confirm a release date though: “I’m not sure about when her release date is. I’m really not sure,” he adds.
One thing he did confirm was how the single “FourFiveSeconds” came about, insisting the song was for his project, but after he played his album for Rihanna, she begged him for the song.[Watch Kanye, Rihanna and Paul McCartney perform “FourFiveSeconds.”]
“I played her my album and I said I’ve done a few songs with Paul McCartney and she couldn’t get past this record,” Kanye confirms. “She had to have it on her album. And she sounds really amazing on it. Jay Brown [Roc Nation CEO] did his stuff-izle and made sure he got the record for Rihanna. So, now we’re at the Grammys doing it.”