Rihanna Originally Wanted Vybz Kartel & Popcaan For “Work” Instead in Place of Drake

Drake almost never got a feature on Rihanna now No. 1 single “Work.” Sources told us that the Bajan pop star originally wanted Vybz Kartel, Popcaan or Mavado for the single off her latest album ANTI.

Rihanna reached out to a few dancehall artists last year summer to add some island flavor to her album. Sources told us that Popcaan, Vybz Kartel, and Mavado were among the local artists that her team reached out to.

VIDEO: Rihanna Ft. Drake – Work

“Several songs were recorded but eventually she ended up choosing “Work” which turned out to be a huge single,” sources said.

Our sources also told us that Rihanna recorded around 52 songs for her ANTI album so she still has plenty more singles to release another album later this year.

ANTI was released on January 28 and went platinum the same day after over a million downloads in less than 24 hours. Rihanna is also gearing up to hit the road for her ANTI world tour starting this month after a brief delay.

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