Real talk: What the actual phuck is #R8 shaping up to be?
We’ve watched as Snapchat’s latest inductee Rihanna has slowly shifted from artsy-fartsy acoustic folk-pop songstress on “FourFiveSeconds” with Kanye West and Paul McCartney to returning to the full-on #Unapologetic strip clubz and dolla billz sound with “Bitch Better Have My Money,” with some “Princess Of China”-esque Home soundtrack bops thrown in between.
And now? She’s pledging allegiance to the USA with Alex Da Kid.
“American Oxygen,” which has been teased for weeks as a tie-in with March Madness (sports!) and just premiered in full on Illuminati blood-cult streaming service TIDAL, is an inspirational empowerment anthem dedicated to The American Dream, or working hard and getting paid…which is another way of saying “BITCH BETTA HAVE MY MONEY,” but more politely.
“Every breath I breathe chasing this American dream/We sweat for a nickel and a dime, turn it into an empire,” she declares across a moody piano and chugging industrial beat while subtly referencing FOX’s hottest new TV show. There’s a little bit of an autobiographical element to the track (“Young girl hustlin’ on the other side of the ocean”), making the Barbadian beauty’s immigration-friendly jam all the more true to life.
It’s something like “Love The Way You Lie” meets “Run This Town,” all dedicated to the hustle. “You can be anything at all…America, America!”
Now, who’s going to start the petition to replace George Washington with RiRi on the dollar?