Rihanna's new single, "Bitch Better Have My Money," is here and you can stream it below in all its ratchet glory!
"Bitch Better Have My Money" is thought to be the first single off her upcoming eighth studio album, reportedly titled R8 (makes sense), and which Rihanna divulged she hopes will be "timeless."
“I’ve made a lot of songs that are just really, really big songs … They just blow up,” the singer told MTV News
. “I wanted to just get back to — well, not that they weren’t real music — but I just wanted to focus on things that felt real, that felt soulful, that felt forever.”
We don't know how well "Bitch Better Have My Money" will stand the test of time. The song features very of-the-moment trap stylings, including skittering hi-hat and tongue-rolled brrrap-brrrap-brrrap
s. Rihanna reins over the track's outsize thump with a chest-beating bravado. "Don't act like you forgot
/ I call the shots
/ brrrap brrrap brrrap!
" she calls out like a pimp queen. The song bares closer resemblance to her low-charting 2013 single "Pour It Up
" than to any of her No. 1s, including "We Found Love" and "Only Girl (In the World)."
Tell us, #Navy: What do you think of RiRi's badass new track? Will it have you lining up to buy R8?