Last year, the “Work” hitmaker registered a new single titled “Phatty,” in which the Jamaican superstar, whose real name is Mark Anthony Myrie was credited as a writer.
The pop star also filmed herself on Snapchat listening to the Buju Banton’s smash hit “Wanna Be Loved.”
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The pop singer was then photographed in New York heading to a recording studio wearing a t-shirt with Reggae star’s face on.
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Online users have since expressed great enthusiasm for the collaborative track by the pair.
Sources close to Rihanna told Hype Life Magazine that the “Diamonds” singer has always been a huge fan of Buju Banton and will most likely be sampling the singer’s 1995 hit for her new Reggae album, which is slated to be released later this year.
Another source indicated that she was interested in getting fresh vocals from his team.
Buju Banton, who was sentenced to 10 years for drug related charges, is set to be released on December 8.
Whilst no official collaborations have been announced, fans believe there is a strong possibility that artists Rihanna collaborated with on other projects in 2017 may well appear on her ninth album.
Last year Rihanna worked with DJ Khaled and Bryson Tiller on “Wild Thoughts” as well as with Calvin Harris on “This Is What You Came For,” Future with their project Selfish, Pharell on Lemon and Kendrick Lamar on LOYALTY.
Anti, the 30-year-old singer’s eighth studio album, was released in 2016 and was placed at number 32 in the UK end of year charts and five in the 2016 US Billboard 200.