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!
"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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