For her upcoming record, Loud, Rihanna said she wanted to make music that was like her: “sassy, fun, flirty, energetic.” Her high-energy new single, “Only Girl (In the World),” is already proof that the LP is shaping up to be the feel-good party album fans are hoping for. And on Friday (October 15), her much talked-about collaboration with Drake, an alternate version of “What’s My Name?” dropped, and the sassy song is all about sex and love.
Drake kicks off the uptempo Loud track with a smooth verse that plays it anything but coy about his intentions for Rihanna.
“I heard you good with them soft lips,” he rhymes. “Yeah, you know word of mouth/ The square root of 69 is 8-something/ Right? ’Cause I’ve been trying to work it out/ Good weed, white wine, I come alive in the nighttime/ OK, away we go/ Only thing we have on is the radio/ Let it play, say you gotta leave, but I know you wanna stay.”
Drake’s come-ons don’t end there. He rambles on with such sweet nothings as: “You just waiting on the traffic jam to finish, girl/ The things that we can do in 20 minutes girl/ Say my name, say my name, wear it out/ It’s getting hot, crack a window, air it out/ I can get you through a mighty long day.”
Rihanna then comes in, singing her response to Drizzy’s provocative proposal.
“Not everybody knows how to work my body/ Knows how to make me want it/ But boy you stay up on it/ You got that something/ That keeps me so off balance/ Baby, you’re a challenge/ Let’s explore your talents.”
The song’s catchy chorus seems destined to have fans singing along in their cars. Rihanna shows she can sling it right back to Drake. She coos: “Hey, boy, I really want to see if you can go downtown with a girl like me/ Hey, boy, I really want to be with you, ’cause you’re just my type/ Oh na na na na/ I need a boy to take it over/ Looking for a guy to put in work/ Oh oh oh oh / What’s my name?”
Of course it’s not just about hooking up for this pair. Rihanna goes on to praise her partner for being “amazing” and taking “the time to figure me out.” The Loud singer recently teased that they may shoot a video track.
When MTV News met up with Drake last month as he kicked off his tour, the rapper dished about “What’s My Name?”
“I just did this great song,” he said. “I don’t know if I’m supposed to talk about it [but] I just did this great song with Rihanna. I hope we get to shoot a video for it. I’m really excited about that.”
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