Shontelle Received Blessing from RiRi Before Announcing Collab

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Rapieaversa: Shontelle Layne sounds like she is on “Cloud 9”… can you blame her?

“I am such a happy girl right now. Things have been going really, really well,” said Shontelle, who called in to “The Ralphie Radio Show” on the day her sophomore album, No Gravity, hit stores. “I mean, I’ve been in the studio with Rihanna as well.”

The two songstresses go way back – to the days when they were both cadets in their home country of Barbados. Shontelle will now collaborate with Rihanna on Loud, which is due out this November. Layne noted that her and RiRi wanted to link up for a while now, and was happy that their schedules finally synced. Despite other reports, the “T-Shirt” insists she cleared it with Rihanna before announcing the news.

“I was very careful, I was like, ‘Ri, you let me know. If I’m not supposed to say anything, tell me,’” she recalled. “I literally didn’t say anything until I got the ‘all-clear’ and so, it’s all good.”

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