Name: B**** Better Have My Money.
Label: Roc Nation
Length: 3:39 minutes
Release Date: March 26th, 2015
This is a song recorded by Barbadian recording artist Rihanna for her upcoming eighth studio album. It was written by Jamille Pierre, Badrilla Bourelly, Rihanna and Travis Scott and produced by the latter together with Deputy, Kanye West and WondaGurl. The song was digitally released as the second single from the album on March 26, 2015 via the iTunes Store. “Bitch Better Have My Money” is a trap song with a hip hop beat and represents a notable musical departure from the album’s lead single, “FourFiveSeconds“.
Critics gave the song mixed to positive reviews; although they found the song catchy and club-inspired, they thought it was a step down from the former single.
Rihanna performed “B**** Better Have My Money” for the first time at the 2nd iHeartRadio Music Awards on March 29, 2015. So far it has gained its highest position as 6 in the UK R&B charts. It isn’t really what I was hoping for from Rihanna after her hit release of ‘Four Five Seconds’ that hit first in 8 countries. However, it’s not much of a disappointment as the trap song makes some believe she is turning into a trap queen.
Her energy in the song is awesome though. Looks like that b**** better pay up soon. She sings,
“B**** better have my money!
Y’all should know me well enough
B**** better have my money!
Please don’t call me on my bluff
Pay me what you owe me”
My overall rating of the song is a 7/10. Knowing Rih Rih’s potential, she could have done better. But we can hold on to this as we wait for her to sweep us off our feet with her next release. Pull up your socks girl!
BY: Louisa Nungari