Pharrell’s band N.E.R.D. have returned with the new song “Lemon,” which features a boastful verse from Rihanna. This is heir first song under the N.E.R.D. banner first since their contributions to 2015’s SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water soundtrack (Nothing, N.E.R.D.’s last LP, came out in 2010). “Lemon” also comes days before N.E.R.D.’s performance at this weekend’s ComplexCon, their first live set since 2014’s Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival. Watch the video below.

N.E.R.D. Return With New ”Lemon” Video Featuring Rihanna – XXL

N.E.R.D. return with their new ”Lemon” video featuring Rihanna. Check it out here.

Directors: Todd Tourso + Scott Cudmore
Creative Director i am OTHER: Phi Hollinger
Executive Producer: Brian Welsh + Jonathan Lia
Producer: Stacey Thiel
Director of Photography: Malik Sayeed
Choreographer: JaQuel Knight
LA Production Designer: Brandon Mendez
NY Production Designer: Bryan Norvelle
Actor: Mette Towley
Stylist: Shirley Kurata
Glam: Olive Meyer
Editor: Taylor Ward

Watch the video for N.E.R.D.’s new single “Lemon” with Rihanna

Pharrell Williams, Chad Hugo, and Shay Hayley return as N.E.R.D. to share their new single “Lemon” featuring Rihanna.

N.E.R.D Team Up With Rihanna for Return Single “Lemon”

After days of rumors swirling – and this morning’s enormous clothing drop – N.E.R.D are officially back in business. The beloved trio of Pharrell Williams, Chad Hugo, and Shay Hayley have teamed up with none other than Rihanna for their return single “Lemon.” Watch the twerk-filled visual above.

[Intro: Pharrell Williams]
The truth will set you free
But first, it’ll piss you off

[Verse 1: Pharrell Williams]
Hate! Bad bitches wanna be my bae
Hate! Hunt me down like the C.I.A
Hate! Side of my car, tryna see my face
Hate! Want me to beat it like the T.I. case
Oh (hate!) and if it’s heated I’ma feed my face
Hate! And best believe, it’s gon’ be outrageous
Hate! Hatin’ niggas can’t believe my race
Hate! Niggas hit you with the Eli face, oh

[Refrain: Pharrell Williams]
Bouncin’ around, bouncin’ around, bouncin’
Bouncin’ around, bouncin’ around, bouncin’
Scrunchin’ their eyes with your name in their mouth and
Bouncin’ around, bouncin’ around, bouncin’

[Verse 2: Pharrell Williams]
Hate! You keep askin’ me where I’m from
Hate! About the borders and, “Did I run?”
Hate! Keep askin’ how I feel ’bout guns
Hate! There’s a light and dark army, which side you choose? Oh
Hate! If not now then when?
Hate! And if not me then who?
Hate! Don’t drink the Kool-Aid, my friends
Hate! I tried to tell y’all about this dude

[Refrain: Pharrell Williams]
Bouncin’ around, bouncin’ around, bouncin’
Bouncin’ around, bouncin’ around, bouncin’
Hate supplements are found right in their couches
Bouncin’ around, bouncin’ around, bouncin’

[Interlude]
Wait, wait a minute
Shout out to them people, people
Wait, wait a minute
P-p-p-people, people
Wait, wait a minute
Mad ethnic right now

Singles Club: Rihanna brings the zest on N.E.R.D’s citrus-sweet ‘Lemon’

Each week on the FACT Singles Club, our writers rate and slate the biggest new tracks of the last seven days. This week, N.E.R.D return with their first new music in seven years and have brought Rihanna’s pure fire bars along for the ride, while Kendrick Lamar guest stars on U2’s latest ‘Get Out Of Your Own Way.’

[Chorus: Rihanna]
I get it how I live it
I live it how I get it
Count the mothafuckin’ digits
I pull up with a lemon
Not ’cause she ain’t livin’
It’s just your eyes get acidic
And this here ain’t a scrimmage
Mothafucka, we ain’t finished
I told you we won’t stop
A nigga ’bouta business
Like yours, but you rent it
Wave hello to the top
Nigga the Veyron glide
Tell the paparazzi get the lens right
Got the window down, top, blowin’ la
Got the hazards on, only doin’ five
You can catch me, Rih, in the new La Ferrar’

[Verse 3: Rihanna]
And the truck behind me got arms
Yeah, longer than LeBron
Just waitin’ for my thumb like The Fonz
Woo! This beat tastes like lunch
But it’s runnin’ from veneers and it’s runnin’ from the fronts
But everyday, hey, wasn’t lemonade
I was afraid, once a nigga graduate
Would I be okay?
So I prayed and I played
It’s Rihanna, nigga
My constellation in space
Warp speed, Doctor Spock couldn’t chase, nigga

[Bridge: Pharrell Williams]
Nigga, bath salt, bitin’ speakers in the face
Bath salt, bitin’ speakers in the face
Bath, bath salt, bitin’ speakers in the face
Bath, bath salt, bitin’ speakers in the face
Bath, bath salt, bitin’ speakers in the face
Bath, bath salt, bitin’ speakers in the face
Bath, bath salt, bitin’ speakers in the face
Bath, bath salt, bitin’ speakers in the face
Bath, bath salt, bitin’ speakers in the face

[Chorus: Pharrell Williams]
I get it how I live it
I live it how I get it
Count the mothafuckin’ digits
I pull up with a lemon
Not ’cause she ain’t livin’
It’s just your eyes get acidic
And this here ain’t a scrimmage
Mothafucka, we ain’t finished
I told you we won’t stop
A nigga ’bouta business
Like yours, but you rent it
Wave hello to the top
Nigga the Veyron glide
Tell the paparazzi get the lens right
Got the window down, top, blowin’ la
Got the hazards on, only doin’ five
You can catch me…

[Refrain: Pharrell Williams]
Bouncin’ around, bouncin’ around, bouncin’

[Outro: Pharrell Williams]
You can catch me
Wait, wait a minute
Wait, wait a minute
Wait, wait a minute
Wait, wait a minute
Wait, wait a minute
Wait, wait a minute
Wait, wait a minute
Wait, wait a minute

Lemon
N.E.R.D & Rihanna

Who Is the Sexy, Glitter-Covered Dancer in Rihanna and N.E.R.D.’s “Lemon” Video?

N.E.R.D and Rihanna gifted us with a certified banger called “Lemon” on Wednesday, and the video is equally fire. After letting Rihanna shave her head in a motel room, dancer Mette Towley unleashes her sexiness with a solo routine, twerking, twisting, and popping while covered in glitter and clad in a crop top; it’s vaguely reminiscent of Kanye West’s “Fade” video, in which Teyana Taylor performs one of the hottest dance routines we’ve ever seen.

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