Chase and Status shocked by Rihanna call

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 30 July 2014

This article is from 2014.

Chase and Status

Chase and Status

Chase & Status were completely surprised to get a phone call from Rihanna in the middle of the night

Chase & Status were shocked when Rihanna called them in the middle of the night.

The duo worked with the Barbadian beauty on her album 'Rated R' after she rang Saul Milton while he was asleep in bed with his girlfriend.

He said: "Our manager, Joe, had been talking with Jay Brown at Roc Nation. I got a call from Jay Brown who said, 'I've had a chat with Rihanna. You've got to do a session with us.' The night goes on and day goes on, then at 5am my phone rings and my girlfriend at the time is asleep next to me. 'Hey Saul, it's Rihanna' My girlfriend goes, 'Who's that?' and I whisper, 'It's Rihanna!' It was a strange time to get a call but Rihanna said she loved the tunes, particularly 'Eastern Jam'. Within a week we were in the studio with her, Mr Hudson, Pharrell, Drake..."

And his fellow producer Will Kennard was thrilled to get a MySpace message from Snoop Dogg.

Speaking on 'Relentless Ultra Presents Soundchain With Zane Lowe & Chase & Status', he said: "The first big thing that happened for us was a MySpace message from Snoop Dogg. It was something like 'Yo, I like your tune Eastern Jam. Send it to me. Church Ch-chow'. We sent him the track and two days later he sent it back - He did his own version, 'Snoop Dog Millionaire'!"

Catch 'Relentless Ultra Presents Soundchain With Zane Lowe & Chase & Status' on Sunday 3 August at 9.30pm, on MTV Music.

Chase & Status

After conquering Glastonbury and T in the Park the big, bold and bassy drum & bass/dubstep duo (Will Kennard and Saul Milton) take their live show, featuring MC Rage, out on tour.

The Guildhall, Portsmouth

Fri 13 Oct

£16.50 / 023 9282 4355

O2 Academy Brixton, London SW9

Wed 1 Nov

Sold out / 0844 477 2000


Sassy pop and R&B packed with attitude from the multi-award-winning Barbadian singer actress, who has topped the UK charts again and again with hits including 'Umbrella', 'Only Girl (In The World)', 'We Found Love' and 'Diamonds.'