fun.'s Grammy-winning hit "We Are Young" features vocals by Janelle Monae...but if things had gone a big differently, it would have been Rihanna!!
fun. producer Jeff Bhasker, who co-wrote "We Are Young," tells MTV that when the group was looking for a female voice to add to the song, he suggested Rihanna, even though at that point, fun. were pretty much unknown. "Someone tried to reach out and I know she heard the song and liked it," Bhasker recalls.
So why didn't she sing on it, then? "I think some wires got crossed," he tells MTV, adding that ultimately, Janelle Monae turned out to be "the perfect choice," bringing "the right element of a great soulful flavor."