Partynextdoor Talks Working With Jeremih, Writing for Rihanna, and Benefits of Being an OVO Artist

Partynextdoor gave a rare interview with Power 98 about working with Jeremih and writing hits for Rihanna's 'ANTI' album.

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Partynextdoor interrupted his Summer's Over Tour with Jeremih and stopped by Power 98 to give a rare interview, covering topics from what it's like being an OVO artist to writing hits for Rihanna.

He wouldn't say much about his joint project with his tourmate, but he did confirm that the two have been chipping away at new music while on the road. "He's a very interesting man," PND explained. "Our energies are similar, you know? When you get into the studio, you never know who is going to fit your energy. I'm just glad that we can co-exist. It's never competitive with us. It's just fun."

Jeremih isn't the only artist that PND has linked up with lately. Most notably, PND penned Rihanna's hits, "Work" and "Sex With Me," for her latest album ANTI. "It was inspiring," he said of his time working with RiRi. "She let me into her house. It was a working environment. And, she told me a few stories and then I wrote a few songs for her." It seemed like there was something else going on, but PND simply left the interview with "I wish I could say more." We'll just have to take that for what it is.

PND has been an OVO artist since 2013 and he had plenty of love to share towards his label and how the team there shields him from negativity in the music industry. "I would like to say that OVO, me being on OVO, they kinda protect me from the industry, so I'm not around it. I'm not around it unless I choose to be, or unless I ask to be. I wish I had more to say about that, but I'm literally at home making my own music unless I ask to be in somebody's house writing music for them."

Partynextdoor is currently on the road with Jeremih and the just announced special guest, THEY., for the Summer's Over Tour. Watch PND's full interview above and be sure to check out when the Summer's Over Tour is coming to your city here.

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