Tyler, the Creator's sixth album, Igor, debuted one week ago to positive reviews and excitement from fans, but despite the success the rapper has seen with his new music, apparently one now-popular track was rejected multiple times before he decided to make it his own. And two of these musicians who allegedly passed up the song are very famous.
During a show the 28-year-old artist put on this week in Los Angeles, in which he performed Igor in full, Tyler reportedly disclosed that both Justin Bieber and Rihanna had rejected his song "EARFQUAKE." Hypebeast reports that the song was originally written for either singers.
Coincidentally enough, both Rihanna and Justin have been going through a drought as far as music, as they haven't released full-length albums since Rih's Anti in 2016, and Justin's Purpose in 2017. Fan bases of both stars have been desperately begging for new music, with them assuring it'll be coming eventually. While the Biebs previously claimed he was taking a break from music for his mental health, he more recently revealed an album was "coming soon" while surprising the audience at Ariana Grande's Coachella set. And as for Rihanna, she has confirmed her ninth album is on its way, but there's no release date in sight.
As far as any possible involvement from Tyler on the pair's new albums, we would honestly rather the rapper keep songs like "EARFQUAKE" for himself. Igor is awesome, and he truly deserves the success.