How did Rihanna fall in love with Star Trek?


It's not just any other song for a movie. Rihanna shares her emotional connection with Star Trek and the inspiration behind her new single Sledgehammer

Love Bad Gal Riri's latest single, Sledgehammer? The powerful ballad — co-written with Sia — will feature on the next film in the the Star Trek series, Star Trek Beyond. "My dad really is the one who introduced me to Star Trek," Rihanna shares. "It just took me one episode to fall in love with this other world I couldn't understand but I felt I could relate to." 

Have a listen to find out the singer's emotional connection to the movie, and why it's not just any other song. As for Sledgehamer, it's big, emotional, dramatic and haunting — exactly what the Barbados native set it out to be. 

STAR TREK BEYOND opens in IMAX® 3D & 3D in cinemas on 21 July.

Text: Adibah Isa

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