Rihanna crashes her own website after releasing stoner song ‘James Joint’ – listen

New track is an interlude on the forthcoming 'R8' album

Rihanna‘s website crashed yesterday after the singer posted a new song online.

The weed-smoker anthem ‘James Joint’ is an interlude on the singer’s forthcoming album ‘R8’ and includes the lyrics, “I’d rather be smoking weed, Whenever we breathe, Everytime you kiss me, Don’t say that you miss me, Just come get me”.

After Rihanna posted a link to the song via social media yesterday (April 21), her website went down and fans were unable to hear the song. However, it is not back online and the song can be streamed below.


‘James Joint’ is the fourth new Rihanna song to be heard this year, following ‘FourFiveSeconds’, ‘Bitch Better Have My Money’ and ‘American Oxygen’.

The politically charged video for ‘American Oxygen’, which features footage of the 9/11 terrorist attacts, the recent protests in Ferguson and the Civil Rights movement was revealed last week.

The video is in keeping with the song itself, which co-writer Sam Harris last week revealed to be inspired by Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Born in the USA’. “There’s a lot of turmoil going on in this country right now,” Harris said. “I looked at songs like ‘Born in the USA’, and that record. I listened to a lot of Bruce Springsteen when I was writing this, and he really gets it. He gets that there’s pride to living here in this country.

“This country is great and has the potential to be something really, really incredible, but there are a lot of problems that we don’t acknowledge and it’s important to shed light on both those things. And if you can do that in a song, that’s the best.”