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Rihanna 'R8' Album Release Date & Tracklist Leaks: RiRi to Collaborate With Jennifer Lopez?

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Rihanna doesn't keep her dream collaboration with Jennifer Lopez a secret.

In an interview with Extra TV, the "Diamonds" singer gushed about her "Home" co-star and declared that she wants to do a duet with her. According to RiRi, she needs to improve one part of herself first in order to come close with Lopez in their would-be music video.

"I would need some butt pads for that video though," the pop star shared. "I mean, really? She's shutting down 20-year-olds at fortysomething. It's unheard of."

Lopez welcomed the idea of collaborating with Rihanna. During an interview with E! News about her upcoming animated film "Home," the "On the Floor" songstress said she would "absolutely" do a duet with the Barbadian beauty.

"I'm a huge Rihanna fan...and I feel like she's such a girl's girl, which I love, because I'm a girl's girl and she seems very sweet. And I love the edginess about her and I think she did a really great job in this film."

Aside from Lopez and Rihanna, "Home" also stars Jim Parsons and Steve Martin, with Tim Johnson in the director's chair, Movie Insider reported. The film was based on Adam Rex's 2007 children's book "The True Meaning of Smekday."

'R8' Latest News & Updates

Details about RiRi's upcoming eighth studio album have been scarce. Recent reports, however, provide new info about the artist's highly anticipated new batch of songs. According to the singer, "R8" could be a far cry from what everyone is expecting.

"I've made a lot of songs that are just really, really big songs. From the jump, they just blow up," she said in an interview, as quoted by Billboard. "And I wanted to kind of get back to -- not that they weren't real music, but I just wanted to focus on things that felt real, that felt soulful, that felt forever."

She added, "I wanted songs that I could perform in 15 years; I wanted an album that I could perform in 15 years. Not any songs that were burnt out. I find that when I get on stage now, I don't want to perform a lot of my songs because they don't feel like me. So I want to make songs that are timeless."

Kanye West, who Rihanna collaborated with on "FourFiveSeconds" with Sir Paul McCartney, will serve as an executive producer of "R8," Capital FM reported. The album will also feature Florence + The Machine's frontwoman Florence Welch and Adele's regular song collaborator Paul Epworth. "Love Me Again" singer John Newman, Ne-Yo, and Scottish artist Calvin Harris are also onboard.

On January 2, a catchy club track from "R8" titled "World Peace" has leaked online, Hollywood Life noted. The album still doesn't have an official release date.

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