It all started yesterday when Rihanna, out of the blue, Instagrammed this:
Now, RiRi knew damn well what was going to happen when she dropped that blood in the water. Fans have fiendishly awaiting new Rihanna music for what feels like fourfive billion years, especially after her first single from #R8, “FourFive Seconds” with Kanye West and Paul McCartney, proved so divisive.
Obviously the Rihanna Navy immediately melted down. What did the Instagram mean? Is Ri dropping her entire album on March 26, pseudo-Beyoncé style?! Is it just a new song? What does #BBHMM mean?!
The Navy quickly sleuthed out that it was a single -- not an album -- and that #BBHM stood for “Bitch Better Have My Money,” which is apparently what’s also written in braille on the side of the single cover.
Further digging found that the song was written by songwriter Bibi Bourelly (who also penned the track “Higher” that Rihanna teased on Instagram), and produced by Roc Nation’s Deputy.
Naturally, die hards were willing to stay up all night to hear “BBHMM” first:
Is anyone else just staying up to see if Rihanna is dropping it tonight or tomorrow? 😕— мαяιє αитσιииιєттє © (@MouseeLoveee) March 26, 2015
But midnight rolled around and nothing. Then, at 2:00a.m., Ri finally tweeted:
Dubsmash is an app that lets you record videos of yourself lip-syncing to songs and upload them to social media. And the app only an intro and outro clip from “Bitch Better Have My Money.”
To say fans weren’t pleased is an understatement:
Rihanna got me messed up tryna put that single up thru some app I'm not having it— Borizzy (@x_bor_x) March 26, 2015
WHY RIHANNA FORCIN ME TO DOWNLOAD AN APP TO LISTEN TO HEAR A CLIP OF HER SINGLE WHAT IS THIS SHIT— makeda,,!! (@traphouseafi) March 26, 2015
At approximately 12:00EST today, the song finally premiered in full. Listen to the trappy turn-up anthem to hear Rih rap-brag about balling more than Lebron, taking shots, and having your wife in the backsteat of her car:
BLAP BLAP BLAP. Now can we please have the whole album, BadGalRiRi?
Now, find out what happened when Rihanna hit the red carpet for the Home premiere with her fierce, 9-month-old niece, Majesty: