And reveals that he's been trying to get a guest vocal from the singer for more than a decade.
Following the news that new album 'M A N I A' would be pushed back to January 2018, Fall Out Boy's Pete Wentz has revealed to Billboard that they're six songs deep into the album and while there are no guests on the finished tracks just yet, his dream would be for Rihanna to guest on a song.
"The thing I point to now more than anything is we're listening to a lot more music happening worldwide," he said.
"The thing I love about the globalization of music is I'm listening to beats that this kid in Lagos made... that would have never happened before."
Asked what flavor of global music FOB is dipping into, Wentz mentioned "anything" by Nigerian singer and Drake 'One Dance' collaborator WizKid, as well as another rising Nigerian star, Mr Eazi, best known for 2015's 'Skin Tight'. Wentz adds that the group is also hard at work on half of the songs with one of alt.rock's most beloved producers, Dave Sardy (Nine Inch Nails, Barkmarket).
"That's what our band needs... a foot in the future and a foot in the past.
"To balance the record. What's interesting with Fall Out Boy is we have guitar, drums and bass, but we're finding ways to incorporate other ideas. What I liked about The Clash was how they used and twisted those influences."
And most interestingly, at press time Wentz says there are no guests to speak of the finished tracks, but the top of his wish list contains the same elusive name he's been after for more than a decade: Rihanna.
Make it happen guys.
And he added more about where they're at with the album in general...
"We're a lot further along on it, but we pushed it back," he said, noting that the band are about six songs into what will likely be a 10-song record.
You can read the full article here.
And you can read more about the album's delay, including a message from Patrick Stump here.
Here's the video for 'Champions' set for inclusion on the album...