RiRi is back, y’all!
It’s the moment the Navy have been waiting for.
After almost SEVEN LONG YEARS, Rihanna is back with a new beat – her first new solo music since 2016s Anti.
The nine-time Grammy Award winner released “Lift Me Up” at midnight on Friday (October 28), and can be heard singing, “Lift me up/Hold me down/Keep me close/Safe and sound,” in the chorus.
The song is featured on the Black Panther: Wakanda Forever soundtrack and serves as a tribute to the late actor Chadwick Boseman.
The Black Panther star died of colon cancer in August 2020 at age 43.
“After speaking with Ryan and hearing his direction for the film and the song, I wanted to write something that portrays a warm embrace from all the people that I’ve lost in my life. I tried to imagine what it would feel like if I could sing to them now and express how much I miss them,” Tems, who co-wrote the track with Rihanna, Ludwig Göransson and director Ryan Coogler, said in a press release.
“Rihanna has been an inspiration to me so hearing her convey this song is a great honor.”
Wakanda ForeveRRRR!!! #LiftMeUp music video out NOW 🙅🏾♀️🖤 https://t.co/xeQomUDH4x pic.twitter.com/dSsvFeEl9W
— Rihanna (@rihanna) October 28, 2022
Let’s see how the internet has reacted to the new song.
Oh, and click here for the funniest internet reactions to Rihanna doing the Super Bowl.
Gay Rihanna fans waiting for the beat to drop on Lift Me Up pic.twitter.com/obl4aNqwSh
— b (@the_petshopboy) October 28, 2022
Me: the new Rihanna song is far from boring
The internet: pic.twitter.com/yMTEMyU9cF
— ItsLitGayShit | GaysWhoMemeWell (@itslitgayshitt) October 28, 2022
currently listening to a NEW Rihanna song pic.twitter.com/K7zN8ldGYX
— HOOD VOGUE is tired of poverty (@keyon) October 28, 2022
3 seconds into lift me up by rihanna pic.twitter.com/T106lq4rIs
— your ultimate 🅿️lug 🇰🇪 (@GimK_) October 28, 2022
Rihanna telling the label how she wants to start her era: pic.twitter.com/p11CXOlakj
— Skinny Legend (@sta_schemin) October 27, 2022
The Gays finding out the new Rihanna song is a ballad pic.twitter.com/GsrMu2oIWd
— andrew (@floellaumbagabe) October 28, 2022
BURNING IN A HOPELESS DREAM HOLD ME WHEN YOU GO TO SLEEP #Rihanna pic.twitter.com/KnojWYNSzF
— Stella (@stellaspeaks1) October 28, 2022
RIHANNA IS GIVING US VOCALS #LiftMeUp #Rihanna pic.twitter.com/rIIgekEqdk
— RonnyxAutumn🪞 (@Ronaldnyamilan1) October 28, 2022
just finished listening to rihanna’s future oscar winning song lift me up pic.twitter.com/WDOwWNHPkr
— wiLL (@willfulchaos) October 28, 2022
Broo, this night, I’ll buy myself a bottle of whiskey, tie up and play this Rihanna’s song, then think of all the bad times I’ve had in my life.
I just feel I’m wasting this song, I need to cry, I’m going to force or the tears. What a music 😭😭😭😭
— ODINAKA. El Toro. (@TheAjibolaGrey) October 28, 2022
The way I FELT this part.. omg🥺 pic.twitter.com/WDxKGT1p0e
— 💋 (@JustRihannaNavy) October 28, 2022
the gays thinking that Rihanna’s new song would be a bop and not a ballad pic.twitter.com/XHWbFKX0kV
— Jake Not From State Farm (@taesoo_26) October 28, 2022
the gays after expecting a rihanna bop but getting a ballad pic.twitter.com/iTYnlWCGI7
— Bally Singh (@putasinghonit) October 28, 2022
6 years!!!!!!! It’s been 6 years yall Rihanna said I need I need I need love hold me hold me! BITCH SAME pic.twitter.com/89A2RxOJ6K
— 💫 (@heyjaeee) October 28, 2022
Wait gays thought they would be doing poppers to a song called lift me up? pic.twitter.com/Zg5U2AuusM
— 💫 (@heyjaeee) October 28, 2022
Currently listening to Rihanna’s “Lift Me Up”. pic.twitter.com/cuMtOg5SAc
— Eric McGregor (@Eric_McGregor_) October 28, 2022
Me listening to Rihanna “lift me up” for the first time and singing as if I know the lyrics pic.twitter.com/oiA6zu3q37
— Kaiso.Babe (@Trish_bago) October 28, 2022