Rap-Up: Fresh on the heels of releasing her sophomore album No Gravity, Shontelle is back on her grind as a songwriter. The Barbadian singer recently linked up with her childhood friend Rihanna to pen the track “Man Down” for Ri’s fifth album Loud, explaining how the collaboration came to be.
“When I was writing my part, we were in the studio together. She really works hard. We were at one of her concerts and she literally got straight off the stage, walked right onto the studio bus, and went straight to work.”
The “Impossible” songstress revealed that “Man Down,” which she describes as “very dramatic,” was easy to write based on the duo’s comfort level that came with growing up together.
“It was good because it was like, ‘I know you, I know what you need, I know what you want.’