Ginuwine Happily Lets Rhianna Mount His PonyNovember 15th, 2012
Ginuwine may appear to be happy like a pig in mud that Rhianna is sampling his music, but it’s the popular 90’s singer’s ‘Pony’ that he has to thank for it. You may remember the track “Pony” helped to first land Ginuwine on the charts back in 1996.
Now, Rhianna has sampled the song for her forthcoming seventh album, Unapologetic — and Ginuwine has announced he’s elated she’s mounted his pony.
But, Ginuwine would have to split such a sample deal three-ways. Know why? Because though sources say he wrote the lyrics to the track – boasted the words “If you’re horny, let’s do it…Ride it; my Pony” – production of the song also included Static major and Timbaland.
Here’s what Ginuwine told MTV News:
“You know what? My management told me she [Rihanna] wanted to use it, and I’m a fan of hers and I love what she’s doing.
Anytime someone uses anything that I’ve done in the past, that’s just one of those things where the respect is there and I can appreciate that and it was a great song and still is.
It’s one of the most appreciated songs when I do my shows, that’s one of the songs that gets the most reaction, and for her doing it, I’m appreciative. I thank her for it and hopefully it does well for her.”
Is Ginuwine hoping Rihanna can bring his Pony back to life so he can land more concert dates? Of course. Don’t believe me.. Ask Pistol Pete.