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As rumors regarding the release date of Ri’s anticipated album continue, we can at least praise the singer for keeping us entertained with her new single “Work,” featuring Drake.

On Wednesday, Badgalriri debuted the first single from her upcoming LP, Anti on Elvis Duran’s Z100 radio show and now it’s available for the masses to hear.

The track has an island vibe that makes us want to dirty wind; but it’s right around the two-minute mark when Drake appears that the song becomes an instant club banger.

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“Baby, don’t you leave / Don’t leave me stuck here in the streets / If I get another chance to,” Rihanna sings. “I will never, no never, neglect you / I mean, who am I to hold your past against you? / I just hope that it gets to you / I hope that you see this through / I hope that you see this true / What can I say? Please recognize I’m trying, baby.”

The release of the track comes just weeks after Ri and Drizzy were spotted shooting a music video for the song at Eagle Rock Plaza in Los Angeles. Based on a few photos that hit the Web, the video will include designer horses and decked out Louis Vuitton covered SUVs

Ri, who is no stranger to a Drizzy collabo, was initially supposed to release Anti in May or June of last year. But then it was pushed back to September, then November 2015 and then again in December 2015. But now, Billboard is confirming that the album will be released this week.

Earlier this week, it was speculated that Ri had indeed finished the album after she posted a photo of herself wearing $8,895 gold D&G Napa leather rhinestone headphones with the caption:

“Listening to Anti.”

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‘GQ’ Cover Star LeBron James Has Hard Yet Necessary Convo W/ His Kids About Racism

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It is a conversation that is difficult yet necessary: Racism.

For LeBron James, that conversation was had in depth after someone spray pained the N-word all over his Brentwood home. In a new interview with GQ magazine, the November cover star opened up about the emotional discussion with his sons and daughter.

“It’s heavy when a situation occurs either with myself or with someone in a different city, i.e., Trayvon, Mike Brown. I have to go home and talk to my 13- and 10-year-old sons, even my 2-year-old daughter, about what it means to grow up being an African-American in America,” he said about feeling the “twoness” in America.

He continued, “Because no matter how great you become in life, no matter how wealthy you become, how people worship you, or what you do, if you are an African-American man or African-American woman, you will always be that.”

James explained, “True colors will show, and it showed for me during the playoffs, where my house in Brentwood, California, one of the f*cking best neighborhoods in America, was vandalized with, you know, the N-word. And that shit puts it all back into perspective. So do I use my energy toward that? Or do I now shed a light on how I can use this negative to turn into a positive, because so many people are looking for what I’m going to say.”

That’s when he unveiled, “I had a conversation with my kids. I let them know this is what it is, this is how it’s going to be. When it’s time for y’all to fly, you’ll have to understand that. When y’all go out in public and y’all start driving or y’all start moving around, be respectful to cops, as much as you can. When you get pulled over, call your mom or dad, put it on speakerphone, and put your phone underneath the seat. But be respectful the whole time.”

Earlier this year multiple LAPD units responded to James’ California home when neighbors saw the word scrawled on the outer gate. At the time, James suggested that when it comes to racial inequality, “we have a long way to go.”

Click here to read James’ entire GQ article.

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