The video was originally a Tidal exclusive
gigwise intern
15:26 16th April 2015

Rihanna has put the video for her new single 'American Oxygen' on YouTube after fans complained about it being only available on Tidal. Watch it below.

The video, much to her fans' chagrin, was previously available as a Tidal exclusive. When her Facebook page linked to the Tidal version last week, one of the top rated comments was "And then no-one listened to Rihanna again because she's only available on the streaming service for the 1%."

Clearly her team have taken the fans' disappointment on board, as it's now available to watch for free on YouTube. The video includes footage from the Ferguson protests, 9/11 and the Civil Rights movement.

Watch the video for 'American Oxygen' below

Rihanna's eighth studio album (executive produced by Kanye West) is widely expected to be a surprise release in soon, although the singer herself has refused to release any further details. Following LA's DJ Skee tweeting that he had an exclusive news on #R8 on Dash Radio, Rihanna tweeted "NOBODY IS TUNING IN TO LISTEN TO YOUR FUCKERY!!!!" before clarifying:  

Rihanna has reportedly been in the studio working with DJ Mustard, Ester Dean, and Ne-Yo, among others on the follow-up to 2012's Apologetic.  Rihanna herself told the New York Times: "I can't give you any hints of when it will drop. It's going to be great, that's all I'm going to tell you and I'm excited about it. I try to battle myself and outdo everything I've done and that's been the hardest thing to do. You start overthinking things at times."

Rihanna and Kanye West are also expected shortly to announce a join tour after information was leaked about a date in Estonia.