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Rihanna and A$AP Rocky Get Steamy on ‘Cockiness’ Remix

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MTV has announced that Rihanna will be opening the Video Music Awards with a pair live collabos — “We Found Love” with Calvin Harris and the brand new “Cockiness (Love It)” remix featuring a verse from A$AP Rocky. Her deliciously disgusting team-up with Harlem’s resident Pretty Motherfucker was released in streaming form only moments before, and is embedded below.

Rocky dives right into the track, spitting fast over the minimal exotic beat before RiRi’s steamy chorus. She outdoes him on innuendo 10-1, and the song’s otherwise unchanged, but the interplay is a worthy quick-and-dirty thrill nonetheless. The pair apparently first connected at Coachella earlier this year and, according to, um, Ryan Seacrest, “got cozy … sipping on rum and champagne and flirting a little bit.”

Consider this the next aggressive action in a very hot cold war.