R&B artist Ginuwine has just given Rihanna the OK to “ride the pony,” but not in the way you’re thinking!
Ginuwine recently gave Rihanna permission to sample his raunchy 90′s smash hit “Pony” on her new track “Jump,” which is one of the songs that will appear on her upcoming album, Unapologetic. Ginuwine had nothing but praise for Rihanna, saying:
“You know what? My management told me she wanted to use it, and Rihanna, I’m a fan of hers and I love what she’s doing. Anytime someone uses anything that I’ve done in the past, that’s just one of those things where the respect is there and I can appreciate that and it was a great song and still is. It’s one of the most appreciated songs when I do my shows, that’s one of the songs that gets the most reaction, and for her doing it, I’m appreciative. I thank her for it and hopefully it does well for her.”
Ginuwine also added that if anyone could flip “Pony” and bring it back, it would be Rihanna:
“That’s one of those songs you really can’t mess up anyway. I think it was a universal type song , but you can just flip it just like I know she did it. If anybody in the business can capture the spirit of ‘Pony,’ it would have to be Rihanna. I’m anxious to hear what she’s done to it and at the same time appreciative of her to consider that song from me. Hopefully it does a wonderful job for her like it did for me.”
LOL at Rihanna “capturing the spirit of Pony!”
Ginuwine continued to put too much on it by saying:
“I’m hoping it does well for her and just to continue the legacy of ‘Pony.’ It’s one of those songs that people are starting to take another notice to. It’s one of those songs that changed music anyways, so shout out to Timbaland and myself and hopefully people will continue to use it, ’cause it’s definitely one of those songs that will get the party jumping.”
So…he kind of lost me with all that talk about the “legacy of Pony” and shout outs to himself, but it DOES kind of make you want to hear what Rihanna does with it!
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[Source: MTV News]