Rihanna Reveals Duet With Shakira, Teases Release Date for "Can't Remember to Forget You"

Plus, find out who the Barbados beauty named her #ManCrushMonday

By Bruna Nessif Jan 07, 2014 2:42 AMTags
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What do you get when you put two beautiful and soulful singers together on one track? You'll soon find out.

Rihanna confirmed that she has teamed up with Shakira for a new single titled "Can't Remember to Forget You." The Barbados beauty shared a photo teasing the release of the new song on Instagram.

"One. Week. Countdown.," RiRi wrote with a photo. The single, which is officially released on Jan. 13, was first brought up by the Mr. Worldwide himself, Pitbull.

Pitbull first teased fans with the idea that Shak and Ri had recorded a duet for the Latina pop singer's forthcoming album release when he shared that he originally wanted Rihanna to record the hook on his recent single, "Timber," featuring Ke$ha.

"That is an ironic situation there. The person we were looking at first to work on that record was actually Rihanna, and Rihanna had something she had to do with Shakira, so she wasn't able to work on our record," he shared in a radio interview last month.

Before teasing the track's release, Rihanna revealed her pick for #MCM (otherwise known as Man Crush Monday).

"Is it Monday? Cuz chhh.... #MCM," she wrote with a picture of Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Mychal Kendricks. The NFL star became aware of his shout-out and was a bit shy about it all.

In an interview with CSNPhilly.com columnist John Gonzalez Monday morning at the NovaCare Complex, the 23-year-old admitted that his teammates joked about being Rihanna's pick.

"Some of the guys told me about it. They were busting my chops a little," Kendricks said. He was also asked if he ever met the Barbadian beauty and brushed off the questions by telling the reporter with a smile, "I don't want to talk about this, y'all."

So only one question remains...will RiRi be his #WCW?!