Ne-Yo has some high praises for Rihanna’s highly anticipated 8th album R8.
While fans anxiously awaits the release of the new album, more details are beginning to come out in small pieces.
Speaking with Capital XTRA in the UK, Ne-Yo says Rihanna album “is absolutely incredible.” The R&B singer also revealed that he has worked with Rihanna on the album.
“The stuff I’ve heard is absolutely incredible,” the “She Knows” singer said. “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. 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.”
Check out Ne-Yo interview below.
The singer/songwriter also spoke about Rihanna returning to Instagram and her and Beyonce comparison.
“It is an unspoken competition… I don’t feel like they are in competition with each other but the world kind of created a competition between the two of them,” Ne-Yo said. “Beyonce came out and drop a massive album that did incredible so now everybody is like okay what is Rihanna going to do.”
Rihanna’s label Roc Nation has been safe guarding R8 to prevent any potential leak.
“Albums and songs leak are a prevalent thing in the music biz these days so as of now that album is probably the most heavily guarded in the history of music, they don’t want any premature leaks,” a sources told Dancehall HipHop.