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Rihanna thanks true gem Donald Glover for including her in Guava Island; Glover signs deal with Adidas


Photo courtesy of Amazon PrimeIt’s been nearly a week since Donald Glover gifted fans with his new film, Guava Island, co-starring Rihanna — who’s now publicly expressing her gratitude over being included in the project.

Wednesday, Rih took to Instagram to thank Glover for what she described as a “humbling” experience. The movie was shot in Cuba over the span of four weeks, which didn’t allow for the use of phones or social media.

“Wow! The response to #GuavaIsland has been quite overwhelming,” she began her lengthy caption. “So happy you guys felt the beauty in this film!”

Rih continued, “@childishgambino you are a true gem to the culture. I’m so proud of you and the work you put into making this film. Thank you for trusting me with this role!” 

The singer also shared a clip of one of the film’s most memorable moments. In the scene, Glover hilariously serenades Rihanna with an a capella rendition of “Summertime Magic” as they enjoy some downtime on a scenic beach. 

Guava Island is now available for streaming on Amazon Prime

In other Glover-related news, the multi-talent has inked a new partnership with Adidas Originals which will include both footwear and creative projects. In conjunction with the iconic brand, the global star has launched Donald Glover Presents, a new series of short films in which he stars alongside award-winning actress and comedian Mo’Nique

The films re-imagine three classic Adidas styles: the Nizza, the Continental 80 and the Lacombe. 

Glover says in a press release, “With this project, I wanted to encourage people to think about how their stories can be told on their feet.”

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