“Lighters” MC Royce Da 5’9″, one-half of chart-toppers Bad Meets Evil, wanted to get Rihanna’s attention with his part on the Shady Records cypher at the BET Hip Hop Awards. But he never expected to get the entire Twittersphere jumping on board with the trending topic #HiRihanna. Lucky for him, one of those tweeters just happened to be the “We Found Love” songstress herself.
“Hi, Rihanna, is Nicki livin’ with you? Let me know so I can buy binoculars and telescopes / Hi, Rihanna, I don’t need to know you better, you tell me you love my music again, we go together / Bye, Rihanna,” Royce rapped during the cypher, which aired on BET Tuesday night.
All the Twitter buzz got the topic trending, and prompted RiRi to tweet back, “Hi @Royceda59″.
Below is a clip of Royce acting completely astonished at the overall response on BET’s 106 & Park yesterday. The Detroit MC explains that he first met Rihanna while he and Eminem were performing at the V Festival in the UK: “She came up to me and told me that she liked one of my songs, so I just felt like, you tell me that again, we go together.”
Do you there’s romance in the air between Royce and Rihanna?