With reporting by Rebecca Thomas
“Birthday Cake” is one of the buzziest songs on Rihanna’s sixth album Talk That Talk, and the song is about to get a little extra action. A remix is set to drop this week, and according to co-producers Da Internz—who created “Birthday Cake” along with The Dream—the featured guest will definitely shock listeners. Hit the poll below to cast your vote on whether the feature will be Drake, Chris Brown, J. Cole or The Dream.
“We got the Rihanna ‘Birthday Cake’ coming out in a week,” a bespectacled Kosine told MTV News on the red carpet of the ASCAP Rhythm and Soul Brunch, held over the Grammy weekend. “It’s gonna be crazy,” his production partner, Tuo, said shaking his head, with Kosine cryptically adding, “And the feature on there is gonna shock the world.”
In case you haven’t already heard it, the track is a blatant reference to one particular region of the female body (“I know you wanna bite this/ It’s so enticing,” Rih sings. “Nothing else like this, I’ma make you my bitch/ And it’s not even my birthday / But you wanna put your name on it.”)
Judging from the hints, we speculate that the feature will be one of the three artists listed below.
Drake: Rih-Rih and Drake have a well-documented relationship, with Rihanna making a recent appearance on his Take Care title track. A video for the song featuring both artists was filmed last week.
Chris Brown: Brown was recently spotted exiting the same Hollywood recording studio as Rihanna, and the two have sparked rumors of getting back together after partying at the same Los Angeles hot spots.
The Dream: In addition to co-producing the track, The Dream is known to drop a few memorable hooks every once in awhile.
J. Cole: Rihanna and Cole toured together last summer and have maintained a close relationship, thanks in part to their connection via Jay-Z.
Cast your voting for the “shocking” feature in the poll below.