‘I Did This For Chad’: Rihanna Reveals What Convinced Her To Return To Solo Career After 6 Years For Black Panther 2 With Emotional Track ‘Lift Me Up’

Rihanna’s musical career has been a gift for the world to accumulate and cherish. However, the artist had long since put his setlist on hold in favor of more business-savvy endeavors. The years since 2016 have seen her rise as the owner of the beauty line, Fentyand advancing her resume as an actress in ensemble film, Eight from the ocean. Now, after 6 years of multiple teasing and no music, the Barbadian pop icon is back with a solo single and no comeback has been more deserving.

Rihanna at the Black Panther 2 premiere
Rihanna arrives at black panther 2 first

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Rihanna releases lift me up For MCUs black panther 2

The Diamonds the singer’s name was last seen on billboards after the release of ANTI in January 2016. Rihanna had succumbed to a long, indefinite hiatus since then, though the pop star hasn’t been too shy about publicly promising to end her fans’ prolonged wait. The ending came as promised and it rippled through fandoms, seeping into the very heart of the Marvel Family as its solo single. lift me up begins the process of healing from the tragedy left over from the passing of Chadwick Boseman.

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A still of black panther 2

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Claimed to be part of the official Phase 4 movie soundtrack, lift me up captures the nostalgia and honors the legacy of the late Black Panther actor. The single also manages to bring out the songwriter by wakanda forever director Ryan Coogler because he too contributes to its genesis, alongside artists Tems and Ludwig Göransson. At the film’s world premiere, Coogler mentioned that the second film was intended to be painted in a very different tone from its predecessor and that his team was “looking for artists capable of embodying [the film] thematically…and Rihanna was at the top of that list.

The song not only embodies the theme, but does full justice to Coogler’s vision for the sendoff and the tribute the director managed to craft together for star and legend, Chadwick Boseman.

Ryan Coogler shares story behind Rihanna’s single genesis

At a press conference for the phase four approximation, Black Panther: Wakanda ForeverRyan Coogler has revealed details about the journey that sparked Rihanna’s solo comeback nearly seven years after the release of her last album.

“I can’t take any credit for that…Rihanna gave us a whole career and now she’s given us makeup and clothes and I think the world would understand if she hung up her mic and I would completely understand. J feel like she gave us everything we could ask for.

Black Panther 2 Brings Back Familiar Faces and Residual Emotions
black panther 2 brings back familiar faces and residual emotions

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However, the song had to represent the feeling of loss alongside the empowerment that comes with being womanhood. And when it comes to wakanda forevera film that explores in depth the female characters and their rise to power after T’Challa’s death, “It made sense that it was a woman…it made sense that it was someone who could talk about the feeling of motherhood.”

“I think it was about time she was in that kind of space in her life. She was open and it was really the trailer, when she saw the performances that everyone was putting in the trailer- announcement, it made her say, “I want to see this movie and see if I can understand it.” The truth is, once she played the record for us, she said right away: “I did this for Chad” and so it was him, man.

Sitting here thinking about it, it hits me right now. These four actors who are next to me [Tenoch Huerta, Danai Gurira, Lupita Nyong’o and Letitia Wright], I watched your work long before I knew you all… and Chad brought us all together. He just keeps on giving. So, I’m really grateful that Rihanna was the last gift to join this family.

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Passes Down Chadwick Boseman's Mantle
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever passes on the mantle of Chadwick Boseman

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Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is sure to be controversial for its interwoven narrative that blurs reality with the fiction of in-universe storytelling. Movement #RecastTChalla also garnered more support among the masses as people want to see the character live through other actors and not be subject to slow oblivion. But with the overwhelming wave of changes Marvel is making right now, bringing a T’Challa back to the screen hardly seems like a priority right now. wakanda forever It’s about paying homage to the late actor and the movie does just that and more.

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever premieres on November 11, 2022.

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