Rihanna’s “Cockiness (Love It)” Gets A Hand From A$AP Rocky

Carl Williott | September 4, 2012 2:20 pm

Rihanna channeled her inner Azealia Banks for the sexually explicit “Cockiness (Love It)” off her latest album Talk That Talk, and we already loved the song for the filthy puns and the even filthier Kanye-esque beat care of Mr. Bangladesh. But now it has gotten even better: A$AP Rocky joined the track for a remixed version released ahead of RiRi’s MTV Video Music Awards performance on Thursday (Sep. 6).

The revised cut opens with a rapid-fire A$AP verse filling in the gaps of the choppy beat, and then the song essentially reverts back its original form. Which is just fine with us. The song will be released on iTunes on September 6, but you can click through to hear it now.