Rihanna has unveiled her hard-hitting new single - an unapologetic combination of sub-rattling bass, synth grinds and rapped lyrics with confrontational lines like, "Pay me what you owe me".

Called B**** Better Have My Money, the song was produced by Deputy and is from Rihanna's untitled new album due out later this year.

Rihanna's long overdue for a new album - her last was 2012's Unapologetic. Since then, she has collaborated with Paul McCartney and Kanye West on the single FourFiveSeconds.

Her new album is being produced by Kanye.

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Rihanna first announced her new single on Instagram, unveiling a new look along with the song's title inscribed in braille.

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- nzherald.co.nz