Rihanna Hits the Studio with Alex Da Kid

Rihanna and Alex Da Kid

Fresh off her seventh Grammy win, Rihanna returned to the lab. The Unapologetic singer was recently in the studio with platinum hitmaker Alex Da Kid, who shared a photo on Instagram.

“Strategizing…” wrote Alex.

In addition to producing Rihanna and Eminem’s chart-topping hit “Love the Way You Lie,” Alex helmed “Farewell” for 2011′s Talk That Talk. He is also responsible for Imagine Dragons’ Grammy-winning single “Radioactive.”

In addition to Alex, RiRi logged sessions with “Umbrella” hitmaker Kuk Harrell, and assured fans that she would not leave them waiting too long.

“Music is what I love to do, so you never have to worry about me not doing that. I love doing that,” she told Robin Roberts on “GMA.”

Rihanna is expected to release her eighth album this year.

Rihanna and Melissa Forde

Rihanna and Melissa Forde in the studio

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39 Comments

  1. DRB

    As a “singer,” should you be smoking at all- let alone while you’re working. I’m sure she isn’t laying down final vocals but… it’s Rihanna, why am I bothering. She does what she does and apparently it works in quantitative ways.

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    BEDSTUYFLY Reply:

    @DRB, YES ROBYN!

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    Mandela Barb Reply:

    @DRB, I guess it would be pretty easy to put an album out every year when everybody else is writing your lyrics and orchestrating the whole event.
    Rihanna capitalizes on the “bad gyal” image, but to be so bad, she’s awfully boring and predictable.

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    The Shady Truth Reply:

    @Mandela Barb, Really? You think so? Rihanna created her own Bad Gyal image presumingly through experimenting which other artists are now trying to capitalise off of or she has reopen the door to. Question, If she’s boring, why are you here and more questionable, why did you comment?

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    meme Reply:

    @Mandela Barb, beyonce takes 3+ years to release album and she too have hundreds of song writers writing her music and big time producers orchestrating her albums so different does it fukin makes?

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    what Reply:

    @meme, You are always either on Beyonce or Rihanna’s post. I would like you think you have some sort of intelligance but you are the most NON-LOGICAL person on social media.

    “She is th eonly one that release albums every year becuz she is the only that can. I guarantee you that if other artist release albums every year they would not be able to have a #1 record and a platnium album each time. Labels arent going to spend that much money artist if the artist isnt in demand. The public is dying for new music from rihanna, there is no way we can wait 3-4 years for no damn album.”

    The reason SHE release music every year is the simple fact that SHE has too! Why? To stay relavent.. there is no way in h*ll that she would be able to go without music for mutli years (2-3) and remain her status.

    The reason why the public (her fans) are thirsty for her music is because her music DOES NOT LAST. Yes, she may have 13 numbers ones, but 10 of those aren’t even memoriable.

    It would be nice to see Rihanna stop selling out to pop and make an album that is not structured around trying to create hits (number ones). And it would be nice to see Rihanna secluded somewhere maybe Hawaii, Hamptons for month(s) really trying to create an amazing body of work.

    But anyways I digresss….

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    Rih&Bey Reply:

    @what, that’s a lie.. Rih stays relevant. Unapologetic and Loud are still charting after 2+ years. Rih will be on two Vogue covers …. Y’all said she wouldn’t last but 5 minutes, y’all said she would flop, y’all said she wouldn’t win a Grammy, wouldn’t get a #1 album… Y’all were wrong. She can do music, movies, fashion, or modeling. She will always be relevant. Find a seat Felicia. That Rihanna Reign Will NEVER Let Up.

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    ofcourse Reply:

    @DRB, don’t worry it will catch up with her, it always does. Then she will be giving interviews warning about drugs and alcohol.

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  2. @Princejawsh

    I’m ready! You know she finna come with that heat

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  3. 2bad2bme

    that’s how they come up with all that demonic, addicting music because they get high first and Satan speaks to them through different realm

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    11 Reply:

    @2bad2bme, HAHAHA doubt it

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  4. @Rihanna

    When the QUEEN comes back you haters better get ready for the slayage Pt. 8

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  5. Ryan

    she coming to flop hard

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  6. danielle

    Same songs talking about sex w/ strangers, being nude, being a “badass/not caring” and not knowing what love is again, just stop. Same old Jezebel tracks. She keeps releasing an album every year to stay relevant, if she was secure of her “spot” she wouldn’t have to do this all the time but she’s not. She’s the only artist that puts out a new album every single year to stay on topic, among other things and stop saying slay it’s annoying.

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    ofcourse Reply:

    @danielle, She can b/c don’t write any of the songs. They give her the song and the sound and pot head add her goat voice to it.

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    meme Reply:

    @danielle, you do release that unapologetic was released in 2012 and its now 2014 right? that means no album was release in 2013. She is th eonly one that release albums every year becuz she is the only that can. I guarantee you that if other artist release albums every year they would not be able to have a #1 record and a platnium album each time. Labels arent going to spend that much money artist if the artist isnt in demand. The public is dying for new music from rihanna, there is no way we can wait 3-4 years for no damn album.

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    karamelkisses Reply:

    @meme, if that helps you to sleep at night, then keep believing that. fact is 2013 was one of the BEST years in music … justin timberlake, jay z, drake, katy perry and beyonce all dropped amazing music and sold ridiculously ALL year long and topped their album successes w/ great tours (katy’s is staring in a month & beyonce will reboot in mid spring, early summer). NOONE missed rihanna but her stans, it was a pleasure not to have that goatish voice around. if she took 2013 off to make sure she is coming w/ some legit music, that’s fine. but based on the pic, she’s not. but she’s lost some of her fanbase to the likes of miley, there’s a new face down ass up pop star in town … i wonder what is going to be her angle now?

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    Rih&Bey Reply:

    @karamelkisses, LIES! Rihanna was missed. Articles written by Vh1, Mtv, Billboard, ect begged her for new music. Celebrities asked when she was going to release new music. You must have forgotten Rih sold out stadiums and had a #1 album, won a Grammy. Katy released a great album? Girl please. Miley took whose fans? BYE FELICIA! You say you tired of Rih but you on here… She will continue to slay, stay mad. She just working on her album and already got y’all mad lol

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  7. nwhat

    the girl above her looks ugly AF and thinks she’s something jus because she hangs out with rihanna

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  8. Danielle

    Stop calling her a Queen, selling your pussy via records is not Queen like, just accepting bs, which is trashy and yawnce ain’t no different. Y’all Stan’s go too hard. Anytime someone speaks the truth or has a different opinions y’all go crazy. Stop worshiping these fools.

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    Rih&Bey Reply:

    @Danielle, when did she sell her sex for anything? You know nothing. Chill, she just working on her album, she didn’t release it yet. When she does then y’all can get mad.

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    Rih&Bey Reply:

    @Danielle, you still didn’t answer my question… Where is your proof? Exactly, nothing but LIES are coming out your mouth.

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  9. The Shady Truth

    I’m so ready!

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  10. ofcourse

    wow Adele almost lost her voice b/c she smoke. Yet this skank, no talent, goat singing drunking pot head still has a voice and continue to annoy the world. Well at least she making the Carters richer.

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  11. jboog

    All that matters is she is “fresh off her seventh grammy win”.

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  12. Ironic

    It’s so funny that the people who claim to hate her the most and say they don’t care about her are ALWAYS the ones who have to stop and comment on these articles. Rihanna so OWNS you it’s hilarious! Get em Ri!!! Lolololololol

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    Miss_Mabs Reply:

    @Ironic, Bwahaha look at you Pot calling kettle Black!!! Fact of the natter is your industry puss fave makes generic, microwave, gimmicky music… On top of that she is not even evolved on the production… She sings the songs exactly as it was on demo. See Diamonds, stay etc and other countless songs. .Her push relies on what ever hairstyles,clothes,image portrayed for that era…Nobody really cares but herself and stans Lol… She is the twitter and Facebook likes “Icon” sure we care alright Lmao

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  14. Miss_Mabs

    @Ironic… Look at you Pot, calling the kettle black!!! Fact of the matter is, this puppet makes generic, microwavable, gimmicky music… She’s not even part of the production or making the song process. All she does is put her bleeting voice on the track exacty as how the demo sounded!!! Go listen to the demos of her songs..So her fans can miss us with the ‘she co-writes her song’ bwhaha, so laughable.. She is appealing image wise, her eras are based on how her hair and style is going to look for that CD, as its been for all her CDs. she is a twitter and facebook likes “Icon”.. Yeah sure we care about that alright LMAO

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  15. Danielle

    She doesn’t write them but she approves of them, they write what she wants them to write, so yes same old Jezebel tracks and stop standing up for her @meme, she doesn’t care about your existent, you know why her latest album sold, cause she was more naked then before, what are u gonna tell the me the pour it up video was art? No, just stop.

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  16. Danielle

    No she’s just being a Bag Gyal cause she has nothing better to do, and she’s desperate for attention. Why else, stop standing up for her, y’all know she could give two shits about y’all, just like the Beyoncs Stan’s, take everything too seriously and when no one agrees w/ you, you get pissed off.

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  17. Danielle

    Yes, @Mandela Barb, speak the truth.

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  18. Rih&Bey

    Hahahaha…. She got y’all haters mad and scared. Lol, Thought I’d let you know… THAT RIHANNA REIGN WILL NEVER EVER LET UP! Go hide your faves, their wigs, and edges…she coming to SNATCH!

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  19. Daniella

    No one is a hater cause the opinion they have differs from yours. Sexually exploiting yourself, not wearing clothes being a pothead for a female especially, leaking your nudes being an Internet thug cause you have money, pretending to be a dyke and having proud loose pussy is not reign same old shirty jezebel tracks you don’t know music or what an icon is. Just another black idiot making a fool of themselves and simple bitches like you taking it as “slayage” open your eyes and your mind, do you want Rihanna to be you daughter? If she wants to be a crazy ass ok, but there is a way to carry yourself and generations of little girls now to young women that look up to her, whether she likes it or not and it’s the same Jezebel drug addict tracks and idiots like all and stupid girls I know that “love” her sluttiness, make excuses for her and her behavior is making it worse. She can be Whitney behind closed doors not in front the whole world, if it were kim or Lindsay y’all would tear them up, but since it’s a black person ok, a lot of you blacks need to open your eyes, cause you sound hella dumb. Stop accepting simplicity and stupidity. Putting out these same shitty tracks and albums and y’all think it’s gold. She could pee is someone’s mouth, and bey could do that too, y’all fools still pick up for her, cause she could do “no wrong.” Stupid. Since when has being bad become cute or good, y’all love her for it& now good is bad and bad is good? Right, I forgot this is America. And God forbid she ends up like Whitney y’all will blame every one else but her or Chris if they get back together. Just stop. And you wonder why men in third world countries don’t respect black women. Cause the media is glued on her and doesn’t give the postive ones enough shine, as they deserve, stop being her crotch and stop shoving your head up her cootch she doesn’t give a damn about y’all like that. She doesn’t even do anything valuable with her money so stop standing up for this twit w/ her music and her nonsense.

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    Rih&Bey Reply:

    @Daniella, I’m a NURSE I work @ the Childrens Hospital downtown Houston… I’m not any of what you said nor any of her other fans…neither is Rihanna. Cause she smokes weed, and dresses sexy like(Bey, Nicki, Miley, and so on) you call her out her name. Once again, HOW DO YOU KNOW SHE HAS BEEN WITH ALOT OF MEN? SHOW ME THE RECEIPTS! Leave Chris Brown out if this… NO ONE mentioned him. She won’t end up like Whitney but that’s what you haters want. She smokes weed, SO WHAT? You have anything to say about Miley? All of her boobs are everywhere but since she WHITE and WHITE FEMINIST made all kinds of excuses, she gets a pass. Bey got called a wh0re for barely shaking her a$$ but Miley posing naked…and Gaga. That’s something Rih nor Beyonce would do. Bye Felicia

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  20. Daniella

    @Rih&Bey, Don’t give me that bye Felicia bullshit, you’re being a prejudice one sided blind ass fool. And if you are standing up for rihanna you’re standing up for Miley & the other crazy hoes, & if you’re standing up for Beyonce who could barely write a sentence and has yet to speak a full one eloquently, but wants to be world ambassador & sell her puss on her new records and have her own husband pimp her to the world so they can be more rich, & shade people who are more talented than her cause she’s a narcissistic copycat among other things, then yes you’re a friggen fool!!!! No one cares about Beyonce’s llama looking man she’s married to and her baby that looks like him, which is sad enough. If thats who support/love I wonder who/ what else you stand for? I don’t care about your day job btw. I see Miley, Justin Bieber, Rihanna all in the same class so don’t put words in my mouth or try to come for me, I know exactly how I feel about this thot, including Miley, all these trainerwreck hoes will end up like Whitney if they don’t put a halt to their ways so please sthu. If she had smoked once in a while, I wouldn’t care to much, like relatively, but that’s not the case stupido. So what if Rihanna is a drug addict! I’m sorry you’re miseducated. She’s a fucking pothead, a nudist, brags about having loose pussy, a pretend dyke, and Internet thug/ tryna be 2pac ’14, loves being used by men, including ones that cheat on her consistently & openly w/ other hoes, leave her for dead, talk shit about her in songs, & is she’s rude af & a conceited bully. From where’s she come from and her abusive beginnings she should not act the way she does! Ungreatfuk & head is swollen, that’s why it’s so damn big! It was a miracle from God that she got famous, cause her voice sounds like a goat trying to orgasm! You’re a nurse! You have a better career than her and u are standing up for her? She doesn’t care about you, you dumb broad! She doesn’t even care about her herself, & God forbid she ends up like Whitney or Amy, who will u pathetic Stan’s blame, Melissa? Give me a break bitch. Plus you are suppose to be helping to save lives and you’re standing up for someone who doesn’t smoke relatively but is a pot head avidly & probably does other drugs since she’s crazy as hell and out of touch w/ herself, hoe bye! You’re an idiot along w/ the rest of them!!!!!

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  21. Danielle_

    I guess you are fucking stupid? Rihanna fucks for tracks, CB is the proof since he said she fucked nearly every man in the industry, every nigga has done called her a ho, and she never has any clothes on that’s how she sells, not with that banshee ass voice so, she sells her body that’s why people but her album girls wanna be her guys wanna screw her that’s proof so have several seats & stfu @Rih&Bey, that’s the damn proud you’re to blind to seat, watch the bleach out your eyes bitch.

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    Rih&Bey Reply:

    @Danielle_, you still have no proof… Tired off talking to you. Chris Brown beat her, his family makes fun of it, he allowed his friends to diss her, he publicly cheated on her. Since you pay so much of your time to someone you hate…you would notice he called her a h0e after she DUMPED him. Wacka Flop called her that too after he hung out with Chris, he went on a radio and said she has a history. You believe Chris who has pics on the internet with him in bed with multiple women, videos of him leaving with mutiple women while Karrueche is crying. That’s the guy you are going to believe? Well then you’re stupid. Done talking to you.

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  22. Danielle

    *See it.* and yes I CAME for your “faves” so have several sears and stop taking no ones perfect now but you’re an idiot.

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