Kanye West Recorded A Song With Paul McCartney And Rihanna

Christina Lee | January 3, 2015 8:09 am
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Kanye West‘s “Only One” wasn’t the only song that he recorded with Paul McCartney. According to Ty Dolla $ign, the two of them also worked on a track featuring himself and Rihanna, to be featured on West’s anticipated new album.

“Me, Rihanna, ‘Ye and Paul got a song about to drop as well,” the budding R&B lothario says to Billboard, adding, “It’s gonna drop soon. I heard they shot the video recently. I don’t know what the final title is, but I know it’s crazy so just be looking out for [it].”

Last year Ty Dolla $ign released his debut EP Beach House, featuring “Paranoid,” as he scored his first chart-topping hit as a songwriter with Chris Brown‘s “Loyal.” (He also appears on “Shell Shocked,” the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles theme song featuring Wiz Khalifa and Juicy J.) Then in September, West’s cousin Ricky Anderson reached out and asked Ty Dolla $ign to work with the Yeezus rapper in Mexico. The two of them worked on nine songs total; Ty Dolla $ign’s backing vocals now appear on “Only One.”

A few months prior, West and Rihanna popped up at the same West Hollywood recording studio together, sparking rumors of a collaboration. The two of them had long worked together, of course — Rihanna opened for West for his 2008 Glow In The Dark tour before they both appeared in Jay Z‘s 2009 single “Run This Town.” The last time they teamed up, though, was on “All of the Lights,” off West’s 2010 album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy.

Check out Ty Dolla $ign’s full interview about working with West at Billboard.

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