Future and Rihanna are “Selfish” on their new HNDRXX collaboration.
Five years after teaming up on “Loveeeeeee Song” off 2012’s Unapologetic, Hendrix and RiRi are at it again. This time, over a spacious beat filled with hand snaps, the two harmonize about a potential love.
“Broken love driving backwards,” they sing together. “Making all the wrong turns / Saying all the wrong words / Dodging angels / Oh, let’s not be alone / Let’s be one / Tonight, let’s be selfish.”
Future has been singing Rihanna’s praises since at least 2012. At the time, he spoke with Rap-Up about their first collaboration. “RiRi is a blessing in disguise,” he said. “It just says a lot about her character. She takes risks and I love women that take risks because I feel like that’s the way to live. Do it your way.”
Their pairing now is particularly curious to some, given Rihanna’s past feud with Future’s ex, Ciara. In 2011, they traded fiery barbs on social media and in 2012, Ciara said she “could’t understand what the need to create drama would be.” Later, in another interview, she added: “I’m totally in a different space and it’s all positivity and love from my perspective and how I get down. I wish her well.”
RiRi isn’t the only star on Future’s HNDRXX. The project also includes an appearance from The Weeknd on “Comin Out Strong.” Listen to that song and the rest of the album here, and stream “Selfish” below.