Eminem shuts down rumors of collaboration with Rihanna, disappointed fans hope 'he's lying'
Fans on Twitter were impressed with Eminem's kind tone in his message, as they said 'he’s actually really nice to his fans'
Eminem and Rihanna are not collaborating on a new song after all. The rapper's marketing firm Burn It Down Group, the company that handles Shady Records marketing business, has shut down all rumors that Eminem and Rihanna are working together on new music.
On an Instagram Story posted on July 27, Eminem wrote via the Burn It Down account, "Attention all STANS: You guys are so dedicated."
"If you do the research you'll find that during these days 6 years ago we was promoting the monster tour. I'm just reliving the good times," he explained. "But thanks for proving once again power to and is in the people. Stan's you guys & girls got the internet going nuts," Eminem continued, before adding, "I salute you but there's nothing going on here #TrustUs."
Eminem then added a followup message, saying, "I will do a better job Of respecting my power And be more detailed to you guys the fans. Never want to lead you guys astray."
Fans on Twitter were impressed with Eminem's kind tone in his message. "Damn he’s actually really nice to his fans, he will address when something is blowing out of proportion instead of keeping silent," said a fan to which another replied, "He’s really grateful for all his fans, and does a lot that’s not publicly known." Fans have also shared their disappointment that there will be no new song from Eminem and Rihanna, saying, "Disappointed but we’ll be ready when it happens (whatever it is)" and "sad" and "A shame." One doubtful fan even added, "He’s lying."
Rumors began on July 26 after the marketing group posted what appeared to be a teaser on their previous Instagram Story. The image they shared showed Rihanna’s ‘R’ logo used on her ‘Rated R’ album cover combined with Eminem’s backwards ‘E’. You can view the image here.
Although the rumors have been officially debunked, Eminem and Rihanna have collaborated before on 2010’s US No. 1 single ‘Love The Way You Lie’, on ‘Numb’ from Rihanna’s 2012 album ‘Unapologetic’, and on ‘The Monster’ from ‘The Marshall Mathers LP 2’.
The shared tour with Eminem and Rihanna, titled 'The Monster Tour', that the rapper spoke about in his tweet took place on August 7, 2014 at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena and wrapped up on August 23, 2014 at the Comerica Park in Detroit. It was one of the highest-grossing tours of 2014 in North America, with a gross of $36 million in only six shows. A total of 581,276 people attended.