Rihanna’s “Work” Was Almost Alicia Keys’ Song
PartyNextDoor has revealed that things may have gone very differently for Rihanna’s hit song Work, as it was almost released by Alicia Keys.
The OVO star disclosed this to The New York Times when it unveiled its profile on him.
PND, who co-wrote the song, said: “Her label didn’t care for Caribbean music at the time,” adding that he almost kept the song and considered giving it to Alicia Keys.
In the end, however, RiRi “fought for it.”
“She said, ‘This is my family’s favorite song,’” he adds.
He also spoke about working with drake, saying the Canadian rapper was like a big brother to him.
“I openly share music with Drake, especially when it’s time for him to have a project…I have an older brother I can text anytime, someone who’s super invested because my name is tied into his”, he said.
“It’s just creatives cooking. If he sees something in a song of mine that he feels he can spin around and make better, who am I to say I’m going to selfishly keep it?
“As a fan of music, that’s wrong.”