I’m so fucking happy for her.
1. “He Don’t Want It” was written in 2013 when she was working an Aquarius and Black Water.
2. “Salt” was recorded in her bedroom.
3. “Ain’t Good For Ya” was originally a full length track, but she decided it worked better as an interlude.
4. “Faded Love”, “No Drama”, “Me so Bad” and “Ooh La La” are the only tracks not on the initial iteration of the album.
Interview with Billboard too. She let loose what went down with the title track.
The album’s trouble started with its title track, co-written with Travis Scott and Hit-Boy. “I remember texting [Scott] like, ‘Yo, this is my shit, I want to name my album Joyride,’” she recalls. “Then he started dating Rihanna, and he kind of iced me out.”
Rihanna purchased the track for herself. “It messed up our relationship for a while,” says Tinashe of Scott. “I don’t think I spoke to him for six months. But I guess eventually she didn’t use the song, and I was like, ‘I still want it! Can I have it back?’” She brushes a long curl off her shoulder. “So I got it back, revamped it, took Travis off it, and now it’s a new day!”