Grimes wrote song for Rihanna – but it was rejected

Canadian artist is to premiere the track in New York this weekend

Grimes, who is set to make her live comeback this weekend at New York’s Governors Ball festival, has revealed that she penned a song for Rihanna with LA producer Blood Diamonds – but it was rejected.

The news came in a couple of tweets in which Grimes, real name Claire Boucher, revealed she’d be playing three new songs at the event, but the last one is “special & top secret”.

Grimes wrote: “for those at gov ball, u should stick around for my final song because its special & top secret & new, actually im playin 3 new songs… but the last song is one me and @BLOOD_DIAMOND5 wrote for rihanna but they turned it down it so its kinda different from regular grimes”

Both Rihanna and Grimes are signed to Jay Z’s Roc Nation management. When Grimes signed up in 2013, she said she felt like she had “joined the X-Men”.

The Canadian artist recently hinted that her new album will be released in September. The singer, who released her latest album ‘Visions’ in 2012, is due to release a follow-up this year. Grimes has suggested that her new album will come out on September 9 to fans on Twitter. In a further tweet sent last night (June 4), Grimes said she has re-recorded and re-produced all the songs from her breakthrough album, ‘Visions’, “so they are much better now”.