Floating commentary on Rihanna’s R8 have thus far praised the Bajan pop star’s upcoming (surprise?) eighth album. And next up to give the bad gal her kudos is Ne-Yo. In a recent interview with UK’s Capital XTRA, Ne-Yo revealed that he has worked with RiRi on the project, stating that the new material might earn her new fans.
“The stuff I’ve heard is absolutely incredible. I can’t speak on what it sounds like because I’ll get in trouble. But I definitely feel like people are gonna enjoy it,” he said. “Anybody that’s a Rihanna fan is gonna stay a Rihanna fan, and anybody that’s not might become a Rihanna fan behind what’s coming. Just gear up for it.”
Ne-Yo also discussed comparisons of Rihanna to Beyonce, the return of @badgalriri and the likelihood of their work making her album’s final cut. Watch the full clip below: