Rihanna's Unapologetic Won't Feature Follow-up To 'We Found Love'

Producer Calvin Harris reveals he was supposed to feature on Rihanna's new album, but simply ran out of time.

Rihanna's Unapologetic album features Sia, Stargate and Benny Blanco, comes in a $250 "executive platinum" edition and is even being promoted via a globe-spanning, jet-setting tour. And yet, despite all that, there is one thing Rih Rih's latest will not include: Calvin Harris.

In a new interview with BBC Newsbeat, the "We Found Love" producer revealed that he won't feature on Unapologetic (due November 19), mostly because he didn't have enough time to finish a song for the album ... though it's not as if he didn't try.

"Rihanna's been recording her next album, and I saw her and she said 'You have to do something for my album, you have to, we need you!' And then you're like 'Right, I need to do this!'" Harris said. "So then you go into the studio and you're like 'OK, well I need to sit here and I've got two days to make probably one of the best records that I will have ever made in my life, let's see how that works out.' Obviously I didn't do anything, so I'm not on the record!"

Harris, whose own 18 Months album hit stores on Tuesday, said that he did manage to finish a track, though it wasn't up to his standards, which is why, ultimately, you won't hear it on Unapologetic.

"I did a decent tune, but, nah, you can't work under that kind of pressure," he said. "I can't anyway. I can't go into the studio and say, 'Right, go write a hit.' "

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