Rude Boy (Rihanna song)
"Rude Boy" is a song by Barbadian singer Rihanna, taken from her fourth studio album, Rated R (2009). It was released as the album's fourth overall and third international single on February 19, 2010, through Def Jam. Rihanna co-wrote the song with Ester Dean, Makeba Riddick, and producers Rob Swire and Stargate. "Rude Boy" is an up-tempo dancehall and R&B song which incorporates elements of raggamuffin. The song received mixed to positive reviews from critics; some have call it is the highlight of the album, but others criticized Rihanna's "monotone" and "icy" vocal performance.