An image shared on the Instagram stories of Burn It Down Group last week showed Rihanna’s ‘R’ logo used on her ‘Rated R’ album cover combined with Eminem’s backwards ‘E’, fuelling the rumour mill that a collaboration was on the cards.
Eminem’s marketing group has posted this on Instagram stories. Do you think a new Eminem and a Rihanna collaboration is on the way? pic.twitter.com/3rKf2uH4kj
— 🅴 (@Fentxyy) July 26, 2020
It turns out that a representative for the team was simply “reliving the good times” from Eminem and Rihanna’s co-headlining 2014 ‘Monster Tour’ by posting images from the concerts.
“There is no new song,” Burn It Down agency wrote on a fresh Instagram story shared yesterday (July 27). “I will do a better job of respecting my power and be more detailed to you guys, the fans. Never want to lead you guys astray.”
— Eminem & Shady News (@ShadyFansite) July 27, 2020
Eminem and Rihanna have collaborated before on 2010’s US number one single ‘Love The Way You Lie’, ‘Numb’ from Rihanna’s 2012 album ‘Unapologetic’, and ‘The Monster’ from ‘The Marshall Mathers LP 2’.
Last month, meanwhile, he teased 10th anniversary plans for ‘Love The Way You Lie”s parent album ‘Recovery’.
His most recent release came earlier this month in the form of ‘The Adventures of Moon Man and Slim Shady’, a collaboration with Kid Cudi announced via the latter’s young daughter Vada.
Last November, meanwhile, a leaked track from 2011 appeared to see Eminem siding with Chris Brown after his assault of Rihanna. The lyrics were changed before its release.