Rihanna and Drake may be busy putting the finishing touches on their highly-anticipated studio albums, but it looks like fans are even more eager to hear Drake and Rihanna’s new collaboration after another snippet of the duo’s track, reportedly titled “Work,” leaked online on Sunday.
Just one month after DJ Akademiks first ignited speculations of a Drake and Rihanna collaboration by previewing a snippet of the duo’s track on Twitter, a new audio preview of Drake’s vocals from “Work” has reportedly surfaced on social media.
“A snippet of Rihanna’s new song featuring Drake *fire emoji* #Anti *balloon emoji* (Drake vocal Part),” one Twitter user wrote alongside a 30-second preview of Drake’s vocals from “Work.”
— Rihanna News (@RihannaDiaryPL) January 10, 2016
While it’s unclear whether or not the snippet was obtained during Rihanna and Drake’s reported music video shoot that occurred earlier this weekend, it didn’t take long for fans to gush over the impending track.
“Rihanna Ft Drake is ALWAYS a good idea,” one Twitter user wrote in response to the newly leaked preview of “Work.”
“The collabs they do are just [OK-hand sign emoji].”
In addition to a new audio preview of Rihanna and Drake’s collaboration, photos from the duo’s music video shoot have begun to surface on Twitter just one day after Rihanna was photographed arriving in Los Angeles to reportedly film her portion of the music video.
“Rihanna and Drake are on the set of a new music video in a mall in California,” one Twitter user wrote alongside a photo of a horse donning a repeat pattern of Louis Vuitton’s logo.
— Rihanna News (@TeamOfRihanna) January 10, 2016
In addition, extras were able to capture a photo of a car on set that dons the same Louis Vuitton logo pattern, seemingly confirming the validity of the casting call for Rihanna and Drake’s music video that appeared online earlier this week.
AllHipHop published a copy of the rumored casting call for Rihanna and Drake’s “Work” music video on January 8, noting that the video was set to take place in Los Angeles and would be filming on January 8 and January 9.
The casting call was reportedly looking for extras to serve as “horseback riders” and “cops” for the video, seemingly confirming the newly leaked photos from Rihanna and Drake’s “Work” music video shoot.
The newly leaked snippet and photos of Drake and Rihanna’s new track comes just one month after DJ Akademiks first sparked rumors of another musical collaboration between the former couple.
DJ Akademiks shared a video featuring Drake’s vocals to his personal Twitter account in December, initially alleging that the snippet in question was from Drake’s impending Views From the 6 album.
However, DJ Akademiks took to the social media site just one day later to reveal to followers that Rihanna’s record label requested that he remove the audio snippet from his Twitter and Instagram accounts.
“Remember that Snippet I tweeted out with Drake singing?? Turns out roc nation on behalf of Rihanna sent over notice to remove..Use ur brain,” DJ Akademiks explained after removing the snippet from Twitter.
“Basically, that song either not on Views or a collab wit Rihanna but could even be a reference for Rihanna..Who Knows,” DJ Akademiks further speculated. He reiterated, “Roc Nation who reps Rihanna owns the rights to the Drake snippet.”
While neither Rihanna nor Drake have spoken out about the rumored collaboration, the duo have teamed up in the past to produce chart-topping hits like Rihanna’s “What’s My Name?” from 2010 and Drake’s “Take Care” from 2011.
A release date for the duo’s upcoming track has yet to be confirmed, however, “Work” is rumored to be a new single off of Rihanna’s impending Anti album that Vevo alleges is just “days” away from its release.
What do you think of the new preview of Rihanna and Drake’s track, “Work”?
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