La Roux Is Too Good For Rihanna... Pops Off At the Mouth, Again
Elly Jackson, lead singer of UK pop duo La Roux, recently revealed Rihanna was once interested in doing a duet with the singer; however, the prospective project vanished into thin air after the assault incident with Rihanna then-boyfriend Chris Brown.
“I’ve had three or four offers for collaborations in America. Big, big artists,” Jackson told NME mag. “Rihanna was very interested for a time… That was weird.”
Jackson went on to share, “My A&R (artists and repertoire) man said, ‘Rihanna’s gonna call!’ That was the last I heard of it. She didn’t call! It was around the time of, er, troubles in her life. To be honest, do I really want to work with Rihanna? Not really. I’m more interested in what the phone call would be like.”
So much for mutual interest. While it doesn’t sound like a duet between these artists is anywhere in the near future, I must admit I would be interested to see what a Rihanna-La Roux collabo would sound like. Seems like RiRi was really trying to take it there for this “Rated R.”Other U.S. artists who’ve shown interest in teaming up with La Roux include Nelly Furtado and N.E.R.D.