The Grammy-nominated rapper joined Zane Lowe on the Apple Music 1 radio Wednesday and dished on Rihanna taking the large stage on the Super Bowl Halftime Show, which can mark her first public efficiency because the 2018 Grammys.
“I am so glad that my woman’s again making music once more and whatnot, and getting again on the market,” Rocky instructed Apple Music. “It is simply unbelievable.”
He continued, “The Tremendous Bowl is big, and her being the inventive she is, she going to convey it, man. I am excited. I am extra excited than all people else, actually.”
Rocky and Rihanna, each 34, began dating in November 2020 after an almost decade-long friendship. The pair welcomed a son together in Might 2022, PEOPLE confirmed on the time. The “Diamonds” singer and “L.S.D.” rapper have each individually raved about their 8-month-old, loving their new roles as mother and father.
Rocky launched his new single, “Identical Issues?” Wednesday, after debuting it throughout his Amazon Music Stay Thursday Night time Soccer efficiency. The track is a tribute to the numerous younger hip-hop artists who’ve died prematurely lately. The music video is a recording of Rocky’s efficiency, with pictures of the late rappers flashing on the display screen subsequent to him.
Rocky instructed Apple Music he was impressed to put in writing the track after feeling “a way of guilt,” worrying that his lyrics, which frequently glorify drug use and partying, could have contributed to the issue.
“With out preaching an excessive amount of, I simply needed to the touch on one thing a bit totally different opposed to simply being braggadocious, flamboyant and simply common rap content material for me,” Rocky revealed to Lowe. “I simply needed to specific myself and inform how I felt with out preaching. And I feel we will all relate. All of us received the identical issues.”
Mockingly, as Rocky factors out, the track comes on the tenth anniversary of one in every of his largest hits of all time, “F— Issues,” which is a celebration anthem to today. “It is similar to issues, issues, you already know what I imply?” Rocky joked.
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The rapper revealed he’s placing the ending touches on his new album, and hinted that Rihanna was placing out one thing new too, after her final album Anti was launched in 2016.
“Particularly for each of us, it’s a good yr for each of us to be extra lively and be on the market,” Rocky mentioned.
Whereas Rihanna followers could have to maintain replaying one in every of her eight iconic albums slightly longer, they’ll rival Rocky’s pleasure as they stay up for her upcoming efficiency on the Tremendous Bowl LVII on Feb. 12.