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Rihanna Was Originally Supposed To Collab With Fun. On We Are Young!

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Rihanna could have set the world on fire with Fun. by her side!

Even though Janelle Monáe injects SO much fun into Fun.'s Grammy-winning tune We Are Young, the group originally wanted Princess RiRi to sing on the track!

We Are Young producer Jeff Bhasker recently admitted:

"We were shooting for the stars on everything and she was kind of a muse… Someone tried to reach out and I know she heard the song and liked it, but I think some wires just got crossed."

BUT, in the end, Ms. Monáe scored the part and totally MADE the song!

Bhasker expresses:

"But everything works out for a reason and Janelle [Monáe] worked out to be the perfect choice. She brought the right element of a great soulful flavor that we wanted for the album."


As much as we ADORE Rihanna, we can't help but think her well-established STARdom would have overshadowed the boys and taken away from the song's AWEsomeness…

AND guess what?!

We Are Young's melody COULD have ended up on Kanye West and Jay-Z's Watch the Throne!!

Bhasker was also working with the rap masters at the time the tune's beats were conceived, but they ended up deciding the song was too poppy for the album.

Fun. should be thanking their lucky stars!

Or maybe they should just thank Jay and 'Ye for being such discerning gentlemen!

[Image via WENN.]

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9 comments to “Rihanna Was Originally Supposed To Collab With Fun. On We Are Young!”

  1. LATINOS CAN READ MINDS says – reply to this


    they can hear, and see what your visually thinking
    this is the absolute complete truth!!!!!
    The reason a lot of Latinos have completely expressionless faces, segregate from everybody else-only associate with Latinos and don't associate with non Latinos that much, are very untalkative, and are very unfriendly in general is to avoid accidentally revealing that they can read minds by accidentally showing a facial expression or dirty look when someone thinks, or visually pictures something in their mind they don't like, find astonishing, or funny etc because those people might see that and really wonder what that was that just happened there and see the connection, and they might accidentally say something similar to what the person was just thinking and going to say. If they all associated with non Latinos a lot more then there would be a lot more people around for them to accidentally show facial expressions when those people think things they don't like etc, so they segregate and only associate with Latinos so there won't be anyone around for them to see that and have any accidents happen in the first place.
    Try thinking, best yet visually picturing in your mind something absolutely wild as you possibly can when you are around Latinos, and try looking for Latinos who give people particular looks, especially dirty looks for what appears to be for completely no reason.

  2. maggymuoti says – reply to this


    so and very cute

  3. 3

    This isn't the first time a celebrity passed an opportunity like this, and it surely won't be the last. In hindsight, they may (albeit not admitting it) regret this decision, they didn't act upon this opportunity because they were 'busy' and sought to do their own thing, didn't think this would pick up or gain momentum, etc. In summary, she didn't do it because she probably didn't think it would've been that big of a hit.

  4. 4

    Re: LATINOS CAN READ MINDS – Oh so Latinos can read minds like Asians can well that sounds real legit.

  5. 5

    Ok Rihanna would have made that song amazing their loss I guess

  6. wow says – reply to this


    Re: ickabetty – .I'm sorry buy riri would have made the song pretty bad.. let's be honest that bitch can't sing to save her own life

  7. 7

    She'll do all three of them and also the roadies too…

  8. 8

    Janelle brings NOTHING to the song. I still cant even make out her voice on it. She may as well not even be on it! At least Rih's voice wouldve stood out more.

  9. Dan85 says – reply to this


    So thats why they thanked Jay-Z in their acceptance speech at the Grammy's???