PartyNextDoor Talks Kehlani Controversy, P3, And Rihanna’s “Work” To Rolling Stone
Rarely does PartyNextDoor speak to the media. However, in promo of his third LP, “P3” the singer was willing to speak to “Rolling Stone.” He shared his views on the Kehlani controversy, Rihanna’s “Work”, and his latest LP. Party also revealed that he’s been in a bluesy mood. Despite having what many aspire for, he tells “Rolling Stone” that he’s unhappy, which he didn’t expect. “It was a blue year for me. I thought, ‘Write a hit, you’ll be rich and happy.’ Meet one of the most beautiful girls in the world, one of the most talented, and I’ll be happy. All of that: I’m not happy,” the OVO singer says.
While he did receive a moderate hit from “Come & See Me,” he could of course be referring to Rihanna’s “Work,” which he co-wrote. The single, which remained at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for nine consecutive weeks, was a huge milestone for PartyNextDoor. Surprisingly, the success of the single he penned didn’t make him happy either. He continues on why saying, “It’s a moment for Rihanna and Drake. I want to invest time in creating moments for myself.”
PartyNextDoor remained silent while his girlfriend at the time, Kehlani was accused of cheating. The media believed she was cheating on basketball player, Kyrie Irving with PartyNextDoor. However, Irving and Kehlani had silently broken up beforehand. The infidelity rumors led Kehlani to attempting suicide. PartyNextDoor didn’t defend Kehlani then and is very regretful for it. “I look into people’s eyes, and I know they think I’m a bad guy. There’s a lot of details that people don’t know,” he says.
As for the negatively-received LP, “P3,” the singer shares, “Really pretty people like my music and social media likes really pretty people. This album is blues — it may push away the pretty people.”
He comes off as very mysterious. I have yet to finish “P3” however I wasn’t impressed so far by what I heard.